The Internet Addiction Toolkit is designed for counselors and therapists from a variety of backgrounds. It is a comprehensive training program with key features such as assessment tools, handouts, research articles, and worksheets that you can integrate into your counseling practice. I developed the program because I received questions from so many health and mental […]
Lately, I have received numerous calls from reporters to patients about the addiction to fantasy sports sites – especially to the latest in daily fantasy sports sites. Wow, instead of waiting an entire season, they can now achieve immediate gratification in winning each day, much like an addiction to gambling and betting. When considering the […]
In its 2013 policy statement on “Children, Adolescents, and the Media,” the American Academy of Pediatrics cited these shocking statistics from a Kaiser Family Foundation study in 2010: “The average 8- to 10-year-old spends nearly eight hours a day with a variety of different media, and older children and teenagers spend more than 11 hours […]
Reflections from the International Congress on Internet Addiction Disorders – Cultural and Clinical Perspectives.
Internet addiction disorder is a global and significant problem. I just returned from the first International Congress on Internet Addiction Disorders held in Milan, Italy on March 21-22, 2014. While the ideas are still fresh, I wanted to write about the new and exciting programs being started to address this rapidly evolving problem. Cultural Approaches […]
Inpatient treatment for Internet Addiction may seem extreme. I received a new call from a father concerned about his son who spends too much time gaming. He plays World of Warcraft for hours a day. The son does not believe that this is any cause for concern. His father thinks he should be admitted to […]