There has been a lot in the news about video game and internet addiction. From the controversy surrounding internet/technology addiction NOT being included in the latest edition of the DSM (for the record, I think it should have been), to the first inpatient treatment program for internet addiction opening in Pennsylvania, to this most recent video showing a boot-camp-style detox program for “internet addicts” in China.
The video is worth watching, it literally brought tears to my eyes watching these young men suffer.
But the real question is, is it necessary? Do we really need detox programs for internet addiction?
China seems to think so…and that makes me wonder if the US isn’t far behind.
What do you think?