You could have an addiction slowly taking control of your life, and not even realize it. Experts say that a record number of people are suffering from certifiable Facebook addictions. They're staying up to all hours of the night, glued to the screen, even when they're exhausted, and spending their days constantly checking the website, even when they're at work. In fact, a lot of people are getting fired for being on Facebook too much. Experts warn that the only way to recover is via a detox. That's because a growing number of studies show that a Facebook addiction is just like a drug addiction, and every time you log on, you're hooking yourself more. Neuroscientists have found that each time we're exposed to new information - like notification that we have a new Facebook comment - our brain receives a squirt of dopamine, which is the chemical associated with satisfaction. The more we check Facebook, the more we crave that feel-good response, and the more distracted we feel when we don't get it! Worse, every time you compulsively log into Facebook, you could be making yourself feel bad. It's called Facebook Depression and it's real. Basically, if you see your friend has more friends than you - it can feel like a popularity contest that you're losing. Also, looking at everyone else's party pictures and upbeat status updates can make you feel like your own life doesn't measure up. So, how do you treat or prevent Facebook addition? Go on a month-long detox, just like a drug addict would. If you want to gradually wean yourself off, check out the site "" You simply type in the site you need a break from, in this case, Facebook. Then set a time limit for how long you'll spend there, say, 10 minutes. The second you log onto Facebook, "Minutes Please" starts a countdown, and as soon as the allotted time is up, it closes the site.