September 7, 2013

$14k to Kick the Habit

1 Treatment Center for Net Addicts Debuts

America's first in-patient treatment program devoted to curing persons who are addicted to the Internet has opened at the Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Designed for persons whose Net obsession meets such addiction criteria as withdrawal from friends and family, deriving a "rush" from Net activity, requiring increasing time on the Net, an inability to stop or cut back and so forth, the program involves a ten-day stay in the Center beginning with a three-day "digital detox" period and a complete psychological evaluation, and is limited to four patients at a time. Medication will be used to ease expected withdrawal symptoms. The program will cost $14,000, and since Net addiction is not an official psychiatric illness, will not be covered by health insurance.

More at Wtsp.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Internet Addiction Is Real

Tags: Internet Addiction, Teenagers and the Internet, Time Spent Online, Hazards of Video Gaming, Addicted to Facebook

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