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Get help for online porn addiction and reclaim your relationship

Paul Larsen
Sex and Relationships Therapist, LMFT
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Video game addiction is real. Follow this helpful advice

Marcella Talignani, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist
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Unplug your kids: Get them off the electronics and playing outdoors

Ann H. Steel, MD, MA, LMHC
Video Game and Internet Addiction Specialist in Private Practice
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Online gambling out of control? How to treat this Internet addiction

David Sack, M.D.
CEO Elements Behavioral Health
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Improve personal communication by putting computer and phone away

Brian C. Haggerty
Author & Public Speaker
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Kick your smartphone habit and lower stress with this expert advice

Dr. David Greenfield
Founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Director of The Healing Center, LLC
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Internet, Technology and Gaming Addiction

All different types of technology is affecting our lives like never before. Between smart phones, tablets, and computers people have access to the internet no matter where they are. This is a wonderful thing, but unfortunately some people have developed addictions to the internet, online gaming, and social media that has prompted psychologists, therapists, and treatment centers to find ways to help people who have what they call internet addiction disorder (IAD), also known as internet overuse or problematic computer use. If you are one of these types of people, or you know someone who is, look to our team of addiction specialists to help you break your dependency on the tech world.

Get help for online porn addiction and reclaim your relationship

Paul Larsen Sex and Relationships Therapist, LMFT Morningside Recovery

Sexual addiction itself is tough to describe because everyone defines it differently. It’s also complicated when it comes to online porn addiction because every case is unique. Chances are individuals in a relationship with an addiction to porn have a lot of hiding and secrecy in their lives and choose to use porn for sexual gratification versus rejection from a significant other. Individual porn addicts either have no communication with spouse about sex or they ask for something that their partner may not be comfortable trying.

Paul LarsenSex and Relationships Therapist, LMFT

Paul Larsen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 18 years’ experience specializing in Sex and Relationships. He currently works at Morningside Recovery, a mental health and addiction treatment center in Orange County, CA....

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Seek therapy for sex and internet porn addiction

Viewing pornography used to be more difficult than it is now. In the past you had to fork over your hard-earned cash for an overpriced magazine or video. Now, thanks to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and streaming video, porn is easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. And more often than not, it’s free.

Robert WeissLCSW, CSAT-S

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health and author of Cruise Control, Sex Addiction 101 and co-author of both Closer Together Further Apart and the upcoming Always Turned On (...

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Video game addiction: Recognize the problem in yourself or others

All the signs are there - your girlfriend comes over, but plays real-life simulator games on your computer the whole time. You couldn't figure out why your boyfriend was reluctant to have you move in with him until you found out he doesn't really sleep in his bed, he passes out on the couch while playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG's). Your middle schooler is incredibly popular with the other kids and no wonder, because they all come over to play multiplayer motion-control party games in your basement.

Geoffrey L. ReamAssociate Professor

Dr. Ream earned his Ph.D. in Human Development from Cornell University in 2005 and has been a member of the faculty of the Adelphi University School of Social Work since 2006. He teaches introductory human behavior theory courses and the innovat...

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Improve personal communication by putting computer and phone away

“Put that cell phone down and look me in the eye!”

“Is your face glued to the computer screen?”

“He always has his headphones on and his music playing.”

How many times each day do you want to say that to someone? But what about you? Have you, too, developed the unconscious habit of constantly checking your mobile device while in the presence of others, or so attached to your computer you miss what’s going on around you? It’s time to become aware of this growing epidemic that is eroding our people skills and annoying everyone else. 

Brian C. HaggertyAuthor & Public Speaker

Brian Haggerty has the rare ability to teach, inform, and influence people while simultaneously making them laugh and boosting their self-confidence. His smooth, but powerful voice captures the attention of audiences immediately, while his dynam...

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Video game addiction is real. Follow this helpful advice

Video games are becoming a virtual reality, even a method of interacting with others via headphones and sometimes a webcam, which can seem like harmless and competitive fun. However, this activity can start to become very addictive and all consuming rather rapidly if not recognized and treated as any other recreational activity. Video gaming can go way deeper than just something that you often do, it can cause many of the same problems drug and alcohol addiction does.

Marcella Talignani, LCSWLicensed Psychotherapist

Marcella Talignani is a psychotherapist practicing in Brooklyn, New York. She has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is an MSW, LMSW, LCSW. She specializes in treating a very diverse population of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. She is a...

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Unplug your kids: Get them off the electronics and playing outdoors

Parents today struggle to balance the benefits of modern technology with the risks. Children seem to be spending less and less time outdoors and more time interacting with their screens. Because online activities are so exciting it can be difficult to pull kids away for healthier activities. Below are some tips to help your children put down that iPad and get out and enjoy real life.

Ann H. Steel, MD, MA, LMHCVideo Game and Internet Addiction Specialist in Private Practice

Ann Steel MD, MA, LMHC has worked with parents, families and youth for over 30 years; as a family physician, an educator and now as a therapist specializing in video game and internet addiction. She has a private counseling practice in Bellevue,...

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Online gambling out of control? How to treat this Internet addiction

David Sack, M.D. CEO Elements Behavioral Health Elements Behavioral Health & Promises Treatment Centers

Gambling once meant a trip to a casino or a racetrack. Today, thanks to technology, all you need is Internet access and a credit card. This 24/7 availability makes it easier than ever for your online gambling to move from pastime to problem. The scientific community now recognizes that gambling is addictive for some—as much as drugs and alcohol can be. If your online gambling feels out of control, or you’re concerned about a loved one—consider this advice.

David Sack, M.D.CEO Elements Behavioral Health

David Sack, M.D., is board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. As CEO of Elements Behavioral Health he oversees addiction treatment programs at Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, The Ranch in Tennessee, The ...

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Kick your smartphone habit and lower stress with this expert advice

Dr. David Greenfield Founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Director of The Healing Center, LLC The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction

We all love our smartphones. The problem is that we are not so smart when we use them. They condition us unconsciously to respond to all the bells and beeps with never ending attention; all this leads to overuse, elevated levels of stress hormones, and leaves us near-addicted and tied to our phones like a virtual ball and chain.

Dr. David GreenfieldFounder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Director of The Healing Center, LLC

Dr. David Greenfield is founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction (virtual-addiction.com.) and is Director of The Healing Center, LLC. Dr. Greenfield has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Fo...

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