Internet Rehab in Thailand End Screen Addiction and Start Fresh
Though it is often harder to detect than more apparent addictions like alcohol and drugs, Internet addiction is common and becoming more widespread. Currently, an estimated 420 million people – 6 percent of the world’s population – suffer from Internet addiction. With the rise of social media and advances in addictive gaming technology and other platforms designed to keep people on-screen, it’s no surprise that this trend is only continuing to grow.
Compulsively engaging in online behaviours is different than simply using the Internet. For some, the inability to go online causes withdrawal symptoms like irritability, mood swings –including rage, and obsessive thoughts. People might use the Internet to cope with mental health issues like anxiety and depression, forming a negative pattern that thwarts emotional development.
If the above sounds familiar to you, it may be time to ask yourself whether your Internet use is becoming a problem. If it is, The Dawn can help. We have extensive experience in successfully treating Internet addiction, and offer a comprehensive treatment programme designed to help you regain the ability to use the Internet in a healthy way.
Signs and Symptoms of Internet Addiction
Internet addiction disorder can be displayed in both emotional and physical symptoms, though these may differ from person to person.
Emotional symptoms of computer addiction include:
- Avoiding responsibilities
- Euphoric feelings when using the Internet
- Feeling guilty
- Losing sense of time
Physical repercussions of excessive computer use include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sleep issues
- Strained or blurred vision
- Weight fluctuations
Consequences of Internet Addiction
Internet addiction affects multiple aspects of your life, including school and work. Relationships often suffer as your social skills and ability to connect with others in real life diminish. Short-term effects of Internet addiction include neglected responsibilities and uncompleted tasks, while long-term effects are more obvious and manifest as physical symptoms, as well as sexual and partnership issues. Internet addiction can also result in bankruptcy, especially if online activities are focused on gambling, gaming or shopping. Many people also start to isolate themselves because they feel more comfortable communicating with others via the Internet rather than in person.
Types of Internet Addiction
CYBER RELATIONSHIP ADDICTION
COMPULSIVE WEB SURFING
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Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for Internet Rehab in Thailand
Why Inpatient Internet Rehab Centres are the Best Choice
How Our Internet Addiction Treatment Works
Internet addiction is different from many other forms of addiction because Internet use is often necessary in our daily life. In this case, the goal of treatment isn’t to completely abstain from it, but to learn to use it appropriately so it doesn’t interfere with your life. To achieve this, we use a combination of addiction counselling and holistic treatments to tackle your addiction from all angles.
Behavioural Therapy for Internet Addiction
We use a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MCBT) and 12-Step framework to give you the tools and skills you need to overcome your compulsions. Your treatment plan will include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- A relapse prevention plan
- Aftercare support
Supporting Holistic Wellness Therapy
Your treatment plan will also include an array of alternative therapies to support your work in counselling. These include:
- Mindfulness meditation
- Spa and massage therapy
- Fitness exercise
- Art therapy
- Muay Thai
Internet Addiction Treatment in Thailand: Reset to the Rhythms of Nature
At The Dawn’s peaceful sanctuary in the countryside of Northern Thailand, you’ll be surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of nature – everything your body has been craving while it’s been overdosing on screen time. When you can watch the sunset over the Ping River, smell fragrant frangipanis blooming in our garden, indulge in a tension-relieving Thai massage and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin every day, you’ll find it easy to relax into a more grounded state of mind that helps you see and change the patterns of your compulsive behaviour.
A Day at The Dawn
We believe in healing the whole person. You will receive intensive psychotherapy, but meditation, relaxation, and recreational activities will all play an important therapeutic role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn: