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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

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Do you often spend more time online than you planned?

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Do others often complain to you that you spend too much time online?

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Are you obsessed with thinking about when you can go online again?

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When you can’t get online, do you notice you get grumpy?

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Do you spend more and more time online when you know you’ve got a problem?

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Do you spend time online when you know you’ve got other commitments like study, spending time with friends, etc.?

Different Types of Internet Addiction

Internet addiction covers a wide range of behaviours and impulse-control issues involving personal computers, excessive time spent on the internet and mobile tech. When game playing or internet usage is addictive, it takes over as the person’s main way of coping with life, with other important areas of life being neglected or disrupted as a result.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, it may be time to consider going to an internet rehab in Thailand.

Computer or Gaming Addiction

Computer addiction has been around since computers were invented. Like any drug addiction, escaping into another world that people with addiction are compelled to go to comes easily with games of fantasy.

The addict had so much to choose from. Video games include computer games, console games and even cell phone and advanced calculator games. Games are also embedded in social networking sites, such as Facebook.

Gaming has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. Some people are concerned about the long-term effects of video game playing, particularly in children, teenagers and young adults.

Video game addiction is compulsive or uncontrolled use of video games, in a way that causes problems in other areas of the person’s life. Often considered a form of computer addiction or internet addiction, video game addiction has been an increasing concern for parents as video games have become more commonplace and are often targeted at children and teenagers.

As with other addictions, gaming addicts become preoccupied with game-playing, and it disrupts family and other areas of life, such as school and work. Researchers have noted that employees who started using these games in the workplace have significantly decreased productivity, which sometimes result in being fired.

Video games have evolved into a much more intriguing form of entertainment compared with the early games we played in amusement arcades or early Playstations. They involve rich alternative worlds with intricate storylines, multiple characters and complex fantasy realms which are very attractive to introverted types who struggle with interacting in the real world. They can develop an intoxicating alternative world and get ‘rich’ with awesome ‘gifts’ and powers.

Cybersex Addiction

Cybersex includes watching online pornography or sexually explicit material (SEM), adult websites, using sexually explicit web-cam services, and sexual fantasy chat rooms.

For the vast majority of people, this is not an issue. Most people can play with and enjoy sexnology without becoming addicted or experiencing negative consequences, just as many people can enjoy things like alcohol, gambling, video gaming and recreational drugs without becoming addicted or experiencing major problems.

However, for some people, especially those who are vulnerable to addiction and other substance abuse disorders, online sexual temptations can be as much a danger zone as any other potential addiction.

Getting hooked on cybersex can destroy lives and families. Some addicts go on to have destructive physical relationships with people they meet on-line, and some lose jobs because of the inordinate amount of time spent on their computers. And, with sex on the Internet generating billions annually, some addicts lose alot of money.

Also, research has shown that an obsession with any of these services can be harmful to one’s ability to form real-world sexual, romantic, or intimate relationships.

Net Compulsions

Net compulsions such as online gambling, trading stocks, online auctions such as Ebay, and compulsive online shopping can end up costing a person huge amounts of money and time wasted.

These types of compulsions can impact financial stability and considerably disrupt work time or study. Spending or losing excessive amounts of money can also cause stress in relationships with family and friends. With instant access to online casinos and shops, it is also easy for those who are already vulnerable to a gambling or spending addiction to get hooked online.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, it may be time to consider going to an internet addiction rehab in Thailand.

Cyber Relationship Addiction

Cyber relationship addiction is the addiction to social networking, chat rooms, texting and messaging to the point where virtual, online friends become more important than real-life relationships with family and friends.

People who enter cyber relationships online get so deeply involved with these connections with other people, they often forget and neglect their family and friends. For these people, chat rooms or other social networking sites provide the ‘hook’.

What starts off as an innocent enough interaction, can become totally engrossing and all consuming to the extent that people lose touch with reality and it’s impossible to stop without the help of therapists at an internet addiction rehab.

Often, people who pursue online relationships do so while concealing their real identity and appearance and creating a totally false persona. This modern phenomena has led to the creation of the term “catfish.” The process seldom ends well and can turn into betrayal and heartbreak.

After being consumed by an online social life and persona, a person may be left with very limited social skills and unrealistic expectations in regards to real world, in-person interactions. Many times, this leads to an inability to make meaningful and lasting connections and relationships outside of the cyber world, in turn, making them more dependent on their cyber relationships. And so the cycle of addiction continues.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, it may be time to consider going to an internet addiction rehab in Thailand and getting specialised therapy.

Compulsive Information Research

Because the Internet gives us unlimited access to information, this can set up an uncontrollable and compulsive need to get more and more information and organise data. This can become very attractive to those with obsessive-compulsive disorders.

This obsessive information-seeking and collecting often leads to loss of relationships and reduction of work productivity to the point of employment termination.

If this is happening to you or a loved one, a great option for treatment is to consider going to an internet rehab in Thailand.

Effects of Internet Addiction

An internet or gaming addiction can have many harmful effects on a person, both physically and emotionally. Internet addiction ruins lives by causing neurological complications, psychological disturbances, and social problems.

Body aches, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, insomnia, vision problems, and weight gain/loss are just some of the physical problems one may suffer as a result of an internet addiction.

Emotional effects may include depression, dishonesty, anxiety, social isolation, aggression, and mood swings. Some experts think that chronic, heavy internet use can also alter a personality and make people more aggressive, vain or impulsive.

Many people have said that their addictive level of internet use has significantly altered their attention span, so it’s harder for them to remember information. Others find they can’t read deeply and scan or skim for key points instead.

Also, cybersex and cyber relationship addiction can be harmful to one’s ability to form real-world sexual, romantic or intimate relationships.

It can also lead to severe financial repercussions and even bankruptcy, especially if the time spent online is focused on shopping, gambling and gaming.

If this is happening to you or a loved one, it may be time to consider going to an internet rehab in Thailand and getting specialised therapy.

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!

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