Skip to comments.Pennsylvania hospital to open country's first inpatient treatment program for Internet addiction
Posted on 09/02/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT by shove_it
Ten years ago, Kevin Roberts suffered from an addiction that took over his life. Roberts, now 44 years old, would sit eight to 12 hours a day in front of the pale blue glow of his computer, playing a videogame. During holidays, he "binged," spending nearly all his waking hours at his keyboard. Finally, a friend who had been through Alcoholics Anonymous told him he displayed all the same characteristics of an addict. "Like most addicts, I went through a series of self-deception," said Roberts, who documented his struggle with addiction in his book, "Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap."
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Hmmm... Now if I can just get my stepdaughter’s phone surgically removed from the side of her head...
In his latest Ramirez covers:
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I can quit anytime....really.....I’m going.......just watch me.................ok, leaving now................oh wait, another Syria thread.
Can I bring my laptop?
Two words: Bull. Crap.
Another creative way for the medical mafia to suck money out of taxpayers. Nobody’s going to pay for this kind of “treatment” with their own money.
Obamacare is going to have a free residential treatment program for those addicted to freedom.
Uh-oh, Jim. On second thought, it costs $14K out of pocket. Never mind.
Do they wifi?
Ok, if you can't cure homosexuals with therapy, why does one think they can cure an internet addiction? What's the hook? Porn, shopping, tattoos, FR, etc..?
I gotta get in on this, who do I contact, and what spurious degrees do I need...
Do I have to be licensed...?
I see a gold mine here.
so that means most patients are 50 year old virgins then?
Bet this will qualify “addicts” for disability benefits ...
Can’t they do something online? (Stupid joke;-)
This website provides everything you need to beat your Internet addiction. http://www.everyoneoff.org/
The scary part can be found in the last paragraph of the article:
“”If we can be addicted to gambling and the Internet, why not also include addictions to shopping, exercise, sex, work, golf, sunbathing, model railroading, you name it? All passionate interests are at risk for redefinition as mental disorders,” he wrote in an op-ed in The Huffington Post titled, “Internet Addiction: The Next New Fad Diagnosis.””
Thanks to 0bamacare most any activity deemed an addiction by the Regime will require confinement and treatment.
“One link’s too many, and a hundred’s not enough.”
So whenever I get the intolerable urge to surf the web, I call a few of my buddies and we all get drunk together ...
It’s an online treatment.
Oh. Never mind.
Now that's a perfect question for another Bill...
/ Sorry, just couldn't resist. :)
I think I read at least one person has died from internet addiction, in China, playing videogames nonstop.
Like "insanity" under the communist regime ...