Since the internet has become such an essential tool in our lifestyle, it is challenging to understand when the usage becomes problematic. Some signs include secluding living, sleep deprivation, spending less time being social and thinking about being on the internet.
Individuals are getting addicted to the internet all over the globe. Through various electronic devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets everyone is glued to the World Wide Web and it has become a part of our work, school, and home.
The opportunities that the internet provides are galore. It includes communication, learning, gaming, entertainment and business opportunities. Though are some negative aspects of being always on the internet as well. Millions of individuals all over the world are affected by the negative impact of the internet and the requirement for a social media addiction treatment has actively increased.
The normal usage of using the internet slowly and progressively turns into a compulsive addiction towards it. For example – a group of individuals who are sitting together but none of them are conversing instead all of them are glued to using the internet on their smartphones or tablets. The social media websites and internet gaming plays a major role in social media addiction.
Similar to other behavioral or process addiction, an internet user’s reward center of the brain gets excited with the thought of accessing the internet. When an individual gets so attached to the internet world and away from the realities of life around then this is considered internet addiction.
Social media addiction causes many negative effects in an individual’s life, including the following:
Both inpatient and outpatient can be treated successfully in case of social media addiction. Though depending on each individual’s assessment and severity towards the addiction a suitable type of treatment will be recommended.
In an outpatient treatment an individual requires to come for counselling visits a few days in a week and still maintain their routine. While in a residential treatment an individual will be living at the facility and will have a scheduled process and 24/7 care
While some social media users can continue with their daily routines, those suffering from the effects of social media addiction find it hard to perfume effectively in other areas of life. Fortunately, social media addiction is treatable. Many people have gone through treatment and recovered successfully.
You can reduce the harmful effects of social media addiction by reducing screen time and setting boundaries. However, if the condition is severe, you need professional help.
At The Aspiration Healing Center, our trained and experienced therapists will use evidence-based treatment programs to ensure you receive the best care. Our treatment programs incorporate a range of therapies, including:
If you can’t control your social media use, get in touch with the Aspiration Healing Center for customized and dedicated treatment programs. We can help design a rehab program that’s well-matched for your requirements and help you get started on your road to recovery.