Technology Addiction

Where technology has opened doors to a whole new world, it has cast an obvious impact on the lives of both teens and adults. From children reading nursery rhymes on smartphones to adults taking endless selfies, technology, and the internet have become a part of our daily lives.

Technology addiction has become the norm of society and is showing grave consequences in the lives of the next generation. Parents look for an internet addiction program to bring balance to the lives of their kids.

Teenagers And Extreme Use Of Technology

Where technology has connected the lives of many, excessive use, especially by teens and adults, may harm their psychological and physical health. The lives of every teen revolve around smartphones, the internet, and other electronic gadgets.

From taking online classes to uploading selfies, youngsters are always too eager to experience innovations and be part of the digital world. The common uses of technology involve:

  • Excessive use of social media.
  • Online games.
  • Internet surfing.
  • Staying connected to friends.
  • Sharing videos and images.
  • Using mobile devices as study tools.

How Does Negative Impact Take Over The Positive Side Of Technology?

Teens are spending way too much time on their smartphones and the internet. According to research, about 92% of teens spend their time online. With the digital world being so much a part of their lives, it has started to adversely impact the lives of the youth.

Omega Recovery has tech addiction treatment centers in Austin, where we try to eradicate the overuse of technology from the minds of the next generation. Here is how excessive use of technology impacts your child’s overall well-being.

1) Social Isolation:

Kids are always glued to the screen, which confines them to their laptops and smartphones. They become socially isolated, and the idea of meeting and interacting with someone outside of their zone makes them shiver.

2) Sleeping Problems:

Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for the proper growth and development of your child. When he is always on the phone even when if it is his/her bedtime, how is he going to take a rest? This disturbs their sleep cycle affecting their mental health.

3) No Physical Activity:

Children need to remain active and participate in physical activities. But they become occupied with games on the internet, losing interest in outdoor activities.

4) Depression And Anxiety:

If your child has more followers on his/her Instagram account, he will feel satisfied, whereas if the other way round he will become depressed and anxiety will takes over him/her.

5) Cyberbullying:

Cyberbullying is at its peak. Using snide comments, mean remarks, or uploading embarrassing pictures and videos of someone can harm a child’s self-esteem and confidence.

Help Your Teen Now

Omega Recovery is a dedicated computer addiction treatment center where our specialists aim to restore balance in your teen’s life. From tech to phone addiction treatment, we deal with addiction-related to the digital tech world. Meet our computer addiction treatment specialists now, and we will devise a treatment based on your needs.

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Evidence-based Modalities for Treatments

Building on the pioneering work of Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Omega created cutting edge protocols combined with the best evidence-based modalities to meaningfully and effectively treat young people struggling with substance addiction, mental health and/or tech addiction issues.

Omega Recovery’s Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, explains in his book “Glow Kids” how modern-day technology is equally if not more dopaminergic(addictive) than drugs and alcohol. Considered a leading expert in digital addiction, he has clinically worked with 1,000 individuals and written about the subject for Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, Solan, and FOX News, and has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC’s 20/20, the CBS Evening News, CNN, FOX & Friends, NPR, and in Esquire, New York magazine, and Vanity Fair.

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    Tech Addiction Treatment

    One of the most serious issues with Tech Addiction is the absence of online responsibility. Users are often hiding behind a screen and engage in behavior that they would never do in real life. Omega includes our clinical program as a way to unplug from our devices.

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    Omega Recovery works with clients to help them manage their mental health symptoms by providing group and individual therapy, psychiatric consultation and evaluation, community support, and information on how to better manage their illness.

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    There is a risk of abuse and addiction whenever someone uses drugs or alcohol. Everyone is at risk of developing a substance abuse disorder, regardless of how much they use. Omega Recovery’s extensive diagnostic evaluations are used to determine whether or not addiction recovery should be a necessary treatment plan.

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