Sunday, July 03, 2005

Treating Internet addiction in China

There was an interesting Associated Press article that ran in my local paper this morning (here's a version that appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune) that discusses China's first officially licensed clinic to treat Internet addiction. Treatment is with a combination of therapy sessions, medication, acupuncture and sports activities, the hope being that it will help to gradually ease patients back into "normal" lives.

The clinic's director says the treatment the clinic provides is generally successful, but admits that it's difficult to know what will happen when patients leave treatment and are once again faced with "Internet temptation."


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