Internet & Digital Addiction Doesn’t Define You
Addiction to technology is a relatively new phenomenon, but it is one of the fastest growing addictions that we have ever seen. Do you get anxious if you don’t have your mobile device in your hand? Do you or does your child play games on their device or computer for hours on end? Do you have a tablet, smartphone, smart television, an iPod, a car with wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS? Do you have social accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other networks?
Technology can be very helpful in providing information, efficiencies, and providing enjoyment. But overuse and addiction to technology can cause serious issues to your relationships, your job and your health. You might feel that you can “quit anytime”, but the truth is the “rush” you experience from technology produces the same chemical reaction in your brain that stimulants like heroin produce. Dopamine, the pleasure chemical, is released when we have a pleasurable experience, and the body begins to crave that sensation. If we cause that release in excess over time – via prolonged heroin use, or prolonged technology use – our body becomes conditioned to that and will reduce its natural production of dopamine because it is being substituted by the unnatural production stimulated by the external sources.
Over time, you become addicted to the sensation that only the input can provide. For a drug addict, it can be heroin. For the digital addict, it can be the perceived need to interact with their digital devices gaming, texting or chatting on their social networks, or surfing pornography. Personal relationships suffer as you withdrawal from normal and healthy engagement with friends and family. Professional relationships suffer as work is often degraded because of distraction from digital devices, or fatigue from a lack of sleep while spending inordinate amounts of time online.
While digital addiction is often not the primary cause for seeking treatment, The Center sees it more and more as a strong secondary co-occurring or dual diagnosed issue. Its addictive hold can be powerful and treatment is required to help restore balance and happiness.
The good news treatment can be very effective. There is always hope, and it is within your reach. At The Center • A Place of HOPE, our focus is to help you break free from your addiction and help you restore your relationships, your focus and your mental and physical health..
Dually Licensed for Complete, Whole-Person Care
The Center • A Place of HOPE is dually licensed for psychiatric issues as well as addiction treatment. This enables us to treat issues that co-exist with your addiction. In addition to your digital addiction, are you struggling with depression? Addiction to drugs or alcohol? Do you have acute anxiety, stress or trauma? Do you struggle with an eating disorder? Many programs make promises and provide quick fixes. Quick fixes don’t provide the lasting results needed to enjoy lifelong happiness and true recovery.
At The Center, we treat the whole you, providing our signature whole person care to address all facets of your life, and all the struggles you are encountering. Only in this way can you truly fully heal and recover.
For example, antidepressant drugs are only truly effective over time when integrated into a comprehensive whole-person depression treatment program that addresses all underlying issues and co-occurring issues.
Visit with our team of professionals about digital addiction treatment services. You may reach us by filling out the form below or by calling 1-888-771-5166 / 425-771-5166. Financing is available.
Our licensed and board certified whole-person care team includes:
- Licensed counselors
- Medical personnel
- Board certified psychiatrists
- Registered nurses
- Fitness trainers
- Ordained clergy
- And more
Whole-person treatment for depression addresses every aspect of you as a human being, including the:
Digital Addiction is not a mental condition that you can find impossible to “will” away.
Depression requires a whole-person approach to identify and treat more than just the symptoms of depression. At The Center • A Place of HOPE, your depression treatment program is personalized to your individual needs and you have a team of world-class, licensed and board-certified professionals assigned just to you. Your program begins with a comprehensive personal assessment.
During this assessment we evaluate a number of areas of your life, including:
- Chemical dependency issues
- Behavioral addiction issues
- Mental health issues
- Vocational & career needs
- Family issues
- Social relationships
Included in your initial assessment and treatment, you receive:
- Complete health and fitness assessment
- Complete psychological testing
- Complete medical and nutritional testing
- Healthy, nutritious weekday meals
We address any and all issues at play during your treatment program. We offer addiction treatment, trauma treatment, stress treatment, physical abuse treatment, sexual abuse treatment, and more as needed. We are committed to treating you as an individual, and implementing your treatment in the same manner. We take time to visit with you, understand your history, your fears, your goals and your hopes. We ask questions to get to the very core of each issue. We answer all your questions fully as well so, together, we can build the best program possible for your depression treatment. We are always respectful and highly confidential of your personal journey allowing you to heal in an atmosphere of trust and compassion.
“I came to The Center because my addiction to gaming and pornography was out of control. I would plan my day around being online. I lost my job because of it. I lost my girlfriend because of it. All the while, I was lying to myself, convincing myself that I had it under control. Finally my mom explained to me the damage being done to our family and to my future. For once, I listened to her, and I called The Center. After four weeks, I must say I feel like a new person. I feel in control and realize how silly it was to spend all my waking hours online. I have more perspective, balance and I’m truly happy. I never thought I could feel this way. Thank you so much”
Whole-person care at The Center • A Place of HOPE
Whole-person care was created by Dr. Gregory Jantz, PhD, the founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE, in the early 1980’s. Dr. Jantz noticed that other programs were treating just the symptoms of an individual’s disorder or addiction. This type of narrowly focused treatment was not providing the type of long-lasting care – complete recovery and freedom from one’s disorder – needed to define true success.
Treatment for the entire you — your mind, body and spirit
Whole-person care treats your entire person, all aspects of your life – physical, mental, emotional, nutritional, fitness, spiritual – to enable complete healing for your mind, body and spirit. In this way, you work through all components of your life that have contributed to your current condition. The result is a deeper, longer-lasting and more complete recovery.
Your very own team of world-class professionals assigned just to you
At The Center • A Place of HOPE, we assign a team of world-class, licensed and board-certified professionals just to you. Team members are highly specialized and include licensed medical doctors, psychiatrists, eating disorder specialists, psychologists, nutritionists, dietitians, mental health counselors, chemical dependency counselors, fitness trainers, registered nurses and marriage and family counselors, and clergy. They take the time to get to know you personally and understand all of your life events that have contributed to your current situation. They then create a treatment program that is uniquely tailored to you, personalized to your individual needs and life experiences, and built to return you to a place of lasting balance, health and happiness.
Each treatment program is different, and the length and level of care required in each program varies. But each person discusses the cost of their program with a trained program specialist prior to arrival to fully understand what costs are involved. Costs are on a per-diem basis and include professional transportation to and from the Seattle airport, all lodging in modern luxury condominium-style apartments, morning and afternoon meals, and all treatment programs including all medical and psychological evaluations. Most major insurance policies are accepted for treatment. For any out-of-pocket expenses, The Center • A Place of HOPE works with trusted financing firms to offer payment plans. Call us today at 1-888-771-5166 / 425-771-5166 to speak with a financial specialist who can help find the right solution for you.
Our Promise to You
Many programs make promises and provide quick fixes. Unfortunately, quick fixes don’t provide the lasting results needed to enjoy lifelong happiness and true recovery. At The Center • A Place of HOPE you will notice an atmosphere of respect, confidentiality and trust in every interaction we have with you. We work with you to understand your situation and fully address your questions or concerns.
Ready to take the next step?
Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction? Call us today at 1-888-771-5166 / 425-771-5166 to speak with a depression treatment specialist. It is a free, confidential call. We answer all of your questions and discuss what an addiction recovery program might look like for you. Or, you can start by filling out the free consultation form on the top of this page. A depression treatment specialist will contact you soon and answer all of your questions. You can reclaim, restore and reconnect to a healthy life. We care, and we can help you.
Get Help Today
We encourage you to visit with our team of professionals regarding the depression treatment services you need. Click below to get help now, or call 1-888-771-5166 / 425-771-5166 to speak with a depression specialist. Financing is available.