Neil Scott of Recovery Coast to Coast Radio interviews Cosette Rae at the 2011 National Conference on Addiction Disorders.
The kids who are addicted to the internet
Recent studies show that up to 20 percent of internet users between the ages of 18 and 28 are addicted to being online. Whether it’s fantasy games, instant messaging, Facebook or constantly checking email, it can have a big impact on people's real lives, with those addicted often quitting school, jobs and relationships just to spend more time in front of the computer screen.
With more and more people online during every waking hour, the problem is becoming endemic, and digital detox retreats or treatment centres are starting to spring up.
The reStart Internet Addiction Recovery Program was the first of its kind in the United States and Earth Beat host Marnie Chesterton spoke to one of its co-founders, Hilarie Cash.
Listen to the radio interview online at Radio Netherlands
Without a Net
September 18, 2009
Addicted to the web, texting or video games? Now there’s help. reSTART, the first internet addiction treatment center in the U.S., opened its doors this summer. We speak to executive director Hilarie Cash and recent patient Ben Alexander, whose drug of choice was World of Warcraft.
Growing number of kids addicted to the internet
By HEATHER BOSCH
You know your child is spending a lot of time on the computer, but the actual amount of time he or she is spending with media might surprise you.
Add up texting, games, homework and the like, and "The typical US school-aged child is spending 7 to 8 hours a day with media," says Dr. Dimitri Christakis, the director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Hospital."7 to 8 hours a day, that's more time than any activity except for sleep, and in many cases it's more time than sleep."
Internet Addiction, 100 Years of Freud, and Reports of Flu Symptoms at WSU
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This summer a clinic to help people with internet addiction opened in Fall City. We'll talk to the director. Is your internet or computer use excessive?