True Digital Detox https://truedigitaldetox.com Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:03:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://truedigitaldetox.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/TrueDigitalDetox-Icon-150x150.png True Digital Detox https://truedigitaldetox.com 32 32 World Health Organization: Is Video Game Addiction a Disease? https://truedigitaldetox.com/who-is-video-game-addiction-a-disease/ Sun, 19 May 2019 18:54:11 +0000 https://truedigitaldetox.com/?p=2819 World Health Organization: Is Video Game Addiction a Disease? Read More »

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Link: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/05/18/video-game-addiction-could-soon-recognised-official-disease/ My opinion: Alcoholism and drug addiction have long been considered to be diseases of some sort, stemming from genetic problems. The evidence has been lackluster, to say the least, and if it IS a disease, then we need to evaluate what exactly is causing it.

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The Five Stages of Internet Addiction Recovery https://truedigitaldetox.com/the-five-stages-of-internet-addiction-recovery/ Thu, 16 May 2019 17:04:22 +0000 https://truedigitaldetox.com/?p=2802 The Five Stages of Internet Addiction Recovery Read More »

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Internet addiction, which includes addiction to gaming, social media, online shopping, pornography, and web surfing does not happen overnight. The process takes years to unfold and months to fully realize. Likewise, those who expect a swift and linear recovery will be sorely disappointed. People who overcome their Internet addiction problems go through the 5 stages of recovery:

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“Life Skills:” The Cure for Internet Addiction https://truedigitaldetox.com/life-skills-the-cure-for-internet-addiction/ Wed, 15 May 2019 00:32:45 +0000 https://truedigitaldetox.com/?p=2743 “Life Skills:” The Cure for Internet Addiction Read More »

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When people think of ways to “treat” Internet addiction, the first ideas that come to mind are “therapy” and counseling.” However, these are not the only options, and many people remain skeptical about whether or not the results will last in the long term. We examine what therapy and counseling do and follow up with an analogy to demonstrate why “life skills&#

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10 Common Questions (and Answers) on Internet Addiction https://truedigitaldetox.com/10-common-questions-and-answers-on-internet-addiction/ Sat, 11 May 2019 00:52:27 +0000 https://truedigitaldetox.com/?p=2512 10 Common Questions (and Answers) on Internet Addiction Read More »

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Internet addiction is a behavioral disorder where the user compulsively and excessively engages in one or more of the following activities: Posting or reading content on social media Playing video or computer games (Note: “Gaming addiction” is a closely related disorder that we consider as a “sub-category” of Internet addiction)Web surfingWatching pornographyShopping...

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Comparing Drug Addiction to Internet Addiction https://truedigitaldetox.com/comparing-drug-addiction-to-internet-addiction/ Fri, 10 May 2019 23:12:32 +0000 https://truedigitaldetox.com/?p=2722 New post – https://truedigitaldetox.com/is-internet-addiction-the-new-drug-addiction/

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A Parent’s Guide on Daily Screen Time (for Children) https://truedigitaldetox.com/a-parents-guide-on-daily-screen-time/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 23:13:13 +0000 https://truedigitaldetox.com/?p=2072 A Parent’s Guide on Daily Screen Time (for Children) Read More »

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The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) issued some guidelines on screen time back in October 2016. Their guidelines are summarized as such: No screen time before 18 months of ageAges 2 to 5: “High quality” screen time (e.g. educational TV as opposed to action cartoons)Ages 6 and above: “Proper regulation” of screen timeAssign “screen free” times of day for...

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Behavioral Economics Behind Screen Addiction https://truedigitaldetox.com/behavioral-economics-behind-screen-addiction/ Sat, 09 Mar 2019 07:24:28 +0000 https://truedigitaldetox.com/?p=921 Behavioral Economics Behind Screen Addiction Read More »

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Here we discuss the basic economic concepts of utility and preference. At the end of this article, I’ll propose some straightforward tips to keep Internet addiction at bay (especially if you suspect your kids are at risk). Utility is defined as the “welfare” or “happiness” one receives from consuming a product or engaging in some activity. Eating your favorite food(s)...

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Interesting Reads 3/7/2019 https://truedigitaldetox.com/interesting-reads-3-7-2019/ Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:50:24 +0000 https://truedigitaldetox.com/?p=915 Interesting Reads 3/7/2019 Read More »

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https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2019/03/07/holly-richardson/ Addiction is the “disease of despair,” writes the author. Identifying the underlying or root causes, whether it be the lack of autonomy, the lack of real-life “validation,” the lack of meaning, etc. is critical for any long-term fix. https://www.kpcw.org/post/

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