Video Game and Technology Addiction Treatment
What Is Video Game and Technology Addiction?
Usually lasting two to three weeks is a digital detox during which the client is removed from access to the internet and digital screens and reintroduced to the naturalistic rewards of real-time living. During this phase an emphasis is placed on re-balancing mind, body, and emotions along with good nutrition, adequate sleep, exercise, and social interaction.
A step-down phase where clients are gradually weaned-off the externally imposed structure of the program and assume semi-independent responsibilities, phase 3 includes some reintroduction to technology access while still receiving support from the Lifeskills clinical team.
During Phase 2, the clinical team involves the client in more active social interaction, communication, real-time activities, and healthy lifestyle activities. During this phase, the client and their family are educated on the dynamics of internet and technology addiction. The focus in phase 2 is on managing stress, social skills, learning to cope with boredom, and how to avoid triggers and urges to go online.
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About Process Addiction Disorders
Process addiction disorders are extreme or compulsive forms of a behavior that the individual is unable or is unwilling to stop despite the legal, financial, family, or other consequences.