Treatment options for online
therapy is extremely effective both in identifying underlying causes of
addiction and in teaching reliable coping mechanisms for cutting down on or
ceasing destructive behavioral patterns. Most therapies focus on providing
the addict with healthier ways to cope with triggers (stress,
anxiety, depression, loneliness, etc.) that induce Internet addiction.
addition to behavioral therapy, content-control software and time-limiting
software is available to help addicts control their time online, set realistic
expectations and provide accountability. Software has proven successful
in restricting usage, but it is most effective when used in conjunction
with behavioral therapy.
online addictions are relatively new, support groups that exclusively address them are limited. Nevertheless, groups such as Sex Addicts
Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous may be useful in providing help and comfort
for those dealing with similar, online addictions. The recently established
Online-Gamers Anonymous is another useful resource for those suffering from online
addiction. Several online support groups also exist, but addicts are
cautioned against pursuing online-only forms of treatment, as they may exacerbate the problem.
to find professional help for online addiction treatment.
most addictions have similar underlying causes and trigger similar chemical
reactions in the brain, some drug rehabilitation facilities, such as
Caron, are able to help those with non-substance related addictions. Please get
in touch for more information.