Get Help For Your Internet Addiction
Today, internet and computer use are ingrained in contemporary society and have changed the way we live our lives more than any other technological medium in history to date. The advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web has led to a whole new type of addiction, and it’s got addiction treatment therapists concerned.
Internet addiction – which includes playing video games, gaming or online gambling, and cybersex – is a growing phenomenon all around the world. Internet addiction is a behavioral addiction in which a person becomes dependent on use of the Internet, or other online devices, as a maladaptive way of coping with life’s stresses.
Internet addiction is becoming widely recognized and acknowledged. Not only is it like any other type of addiction, resulting in major health consequences, but people who spend excessive amounts of time online have the same levels of denial that prevent them from asking for help.
However, if you or a loved one are noticing that online activities are becoming out of control, it may be time to think about going to an internet or gaming rehab.
At Miracles Asia we know how to help and have trained therapists standing by to assist you or your loved one get your life back.
What Is Internet Addiction?
You may think that the odd binge on cute cat videos on Tik Tok or the occasional dip into a chatroom are harmless enough ways to pass time. We all use the internet on our computers and smartphones every day, along with the vast majority of the world-wide population.
But researchers are increasingly coming up with studies that show how excessive time spent online is affecting us negatively – compulsive online behaviour is damaging for our psychological functioning, mental health and general well-being. Some people spend so much time using a computer, tablet or smartphone that it interferes with their daily lives.
Addiction experts say that when a behaviour or desire stops normal functioning, taking priority over the most important parts of our lives – relationships, work, study – it makes the definition as an addiction.
Internet addiction is also called compulsive computer use, pathological internet use and internet dependence.
What are the Symptoms & Signs of Internet or Gaming Addiction
How to Tell if You Have an Internet Addiction
Do you often spend more time online than you planned?
Do others often complain to you that you spend too much time online?
Are you obsessed with thinking about when you can go online again?
When you can’t get online, do you notice you get grumpy?
Do you spend more and more time online when you know you’ve got a problem?
Do you spend time online when you know you’ve got other commitments like study, spending time with friends, etc.?
Treatment for Internet/Gaming Addiction
Miracles Asia, on the beautiful island of Phuket in Thailand, is a gaming and internet addiction treatment program where people come for gaming and internet addiction rehab from all over the world.
When you arrive at our luxurious, private villa you will have a comprehensive assessment and get the best treatment for your gambling addiction.
You will have 24-hour supervision if necessary as you begin the process of recovery from gaming or other substance addiction.
An individual treatment plan will be made just for you and because we know that everyone is different, your stay will be tailored for your special needs.
Some of the core therapies we offer include individual counseling, group therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
In individual counseling you will work one-on-one with a therapist who will use motivational interviewing to help you find the way forward to overcome gaming and internet addiction; you will learn about ‘tools’ to deal with life’s stressors and how to cope with them.
Group therapy is also helpful by encouraging those with internet addiction to share with others in a group setting and discover how others have recovered through a process of engaging with therapy, 12 Step meetings, one-to-one counseling, and journaling.
CBT is one of the most effective ways to treat someone with a gaming addiction. CBT is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment which is known to help people learn how to recognise and change destructive or harmful thoughts that lead to addictive behaviour.
The therapy helps the addicted person focus on changing the automatic negative thoughts that contribute to and worsen emotional problems like depression, anxiety and the various forms of addiction, including internet and gaming addiction. Through the use of CBT, these thoughts are recognised, challenged and replaced with more objective, realistic thoughts.
The longer the gaming and internet addiction continues without gaming addiction treatment, the higher the risk of serious health problems occurring.
Call for a no-obligation free assessment with a trained specialist.
Continuing Care After You Leave Treatment for Gaming Addiction
The treatment program at Miracles Asia doesn’t stop after you leave internet and gaming addiction rehab.
Say you spend one month in residential care, you’ll stay connected through our after-care online program for two further months – and longer if necessary.
The aftercare support program will keep you in regular contact with your counselor who will see you for one-to-one sessions by Zoom weekly. These sessions are important so that we can check in to make sure you’re still on-track in your recovery and if you’re experiencing any issues we can problem solve together.
Not only will you have one-to-one counseling, but also our ongoing group counseling sessions will keep you connected to your peer group, some of whom people often form life-long attachments with.
The group sessions are kept deliberately small in number. A group therapy session lasts around 120 minutes and is taken by a counselor who you will probably know from your time in residential care.
The experienced group facilitator’s job is to check in with you all and spend time making sure you’re on track with your recovery. You may have questions and the facilitator will be happy to answer questions and provide the necessary psychoeducation and relapse prevention planning.
We make sure you’re getting the best possible support as you ease back into your community back home. Miracles’ group therapy is a key part of your ongoing progress. It’s helpful to keep you on the right track to living the life you deserve.
Our online group counseling is available at assigned times during the week to cater for you wherever you are in the world after you leave internet and gaming addiction treatment rehab.
Relapse prevention is a steep learning curve and we will support you, making sure the best care continues.
Maybe you have questions about what to do, or how to go about life in general. For these reasons and more, our case-managers will stay in touch and help you manage your early few months in recovery.
Research shows that the longer the recovering person stays connected to a treatment program, the better the outcome i.e. the longer he or she works alongside professional counselors, therapists, recovery coaches etc, the better the chance of long-term recovery from internet addiction.
We take your treatment plan very seriously and want the best for you, so for that reason we know it’s important to stay in touch. You deserve the best chance at living your best life, free from gaming or internet addiction.
We are so convinced that our program works that if you are able to spend three months with us and then suffer the pain of relapse within one year of leaving Miracles Asia, we’ll treat you for a month for free. That’s how much faith we have in our gaming/internet addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia. We know how important your recovery is and we will do our best to make sure that you get what you deserve – a good life, full of happiness and freedom from addiction.
Living an addiction-free life is absolutely possible and we at Miracles Asia are proof of that ourselves. We know what it’s like to recover.
Call our toll-free number today and leave your worries behind. Get your life back: you deserve it!