The Addiction of the 21st Century.
Playing video games, checking social media, watching YouTube, Porn, sending emails, surfing the web,Video game playing, social media obsession, porn, smartphone usage…these are now acknowledged as more than just obsessions, but, in some cases, they can be debilitating addictions and clinical disorders that have ruined people’s lives. A whole generation of “Failure to Launch” Millennials have seen their schooling, job prospects and/or interpersonal relationships suffer–or even destroyed–as a result of their screen or technology addiction.
Now there is a dedicated specialized program at Omega Recovery to effectively treat this issue.
Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is our Co-CEO and Chief Clinical Officer, is one of the world’s best experts on digital addiction (social media addiction, video gaming disored, phone addiction) and its treatment. Dr K is the author of “Glow Kids” (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), an influential book on the clinical, neurological and sociological aspects of digital addiction and, over the last decade, Dr K has clinically worked with hundreds of adolescents struggling with this issue. Today, he has bought his many years of expertise and developed the best evidence-based treatment protocols at Omega Recovery to address and treat the addiction of this millennium: technology addiction.
So many young Americans are struggling with this issue, yet there are so few treatment options. While countries like South Korea have over 400 Tech Addiction rehab facilities, here in the United States there are extremely limited options for meaningful treatment options for Technology Addiction.
With social media so widespread today, people suffering struggle to differentiate the online world from reality. Technology provides an avoidance from the pain, stress, and loneliness in their lives. The internet provides false comfort, ditraction and entertainment. Unplugging is unthinkable. At Omega Recovery, we help clients overcome tech addictions and heal. By focusing on the undelying issues and sources of the anxiety and stress, we’re able to teach clients to walk away from bad habits. They learn to feel whole without the addictive glow of the screen.