What The In Rise Online Gaming Addiction Means During A Pandemic

How Our Online Gaming Addiction Is Affecting Us Addiction is usually term that most people associate with drugs, alcohol, and junk foods but getting addicted to something, especially if it is unhealthy…

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How Our Online Gaming Addiction Is Affecting Us

Addiction is usually term that most people associate with drugs, alcohol, and junk foods but getting addicted to something, especially if it is unhealthy can be detrimental to your mental and physical development. People not only get addicted to substances and drugs but also video games. Recently the pandemic has left many of us at home and with little to do. This recent shift in routine has cause lots of young adults to fall deep into gaming addictions. Let us discuss in detail what treatment options are available for video game addiction and how to help anybody trapped in their world of video game addiction.

How We Care For Online Gaming Addictions During Covid-19

At Maui Recovery we understand that there is a lot of fear and concern regarding COVID-19; however, we want to assure you that our program has always been an ideal setup to deal with issues such as this. At Maui Recovery we are a coed 8 bed customized program based upon Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes. While other centers scramble to adapt, we have always specialized in small and personal recovery programming. Our residents attend inhouse AA, NA, Refuge Recovery and Smart Recovery Meetings. A large portion of our programming involves our adventure guides helping residents find their true self in secluded nature adventures exploring the magical Island of Maui, away from tourists. While other programs are forced to create a new program strategy in this crisis, at Maui Recovery we continue with normal programming, as we already have the perfect system in place.

Our 12 bed facility is an intimate, nurturing and serene space with three houses on property, ideally suited for men and women over the age of 18, whether they be residents of Hawaii, the Mainland, or other countries. We also offer a special kamaaina rate to residents of the Hawaiian Islands. We offer a safe, nurturing, and healing environment that provides a space for individuals to find the serenity to do the meaningful inner work. This can come as a relief for those as well with immune-compromised systems, where private quarters is imperative.

Why Maui Recovery Is The Most Unique Online Gaming Addiction Treatment Center

  • Integration of Hawaiian culture in treatment programs.
  • Incorporation of neurobiological factors in diagnosis and clinical treatment.
  • Deep emotional work that targets buried  pain, shame, grief, guilt, anger, and low self worth that can often influence compulsive behaviors and addictions.
  • Twice-weekly Adventure Therapy that includes Surf Therapy and excursions throughout Maui.
  • Codependency Therapy that uses the family system to address the dysfunction of the self.
  • A reflective psychological program that focuses on Jungian Concepts, Hero’s Journey, universal spiritual truths, and individuality.

Treatment Methods Used By Maui Recovery For Online Gaming Addiction

Combining the best evidence-based treatments with powerful and transformative holistic and experimental therapies to treat the whole client. A full Recovery program where our members receive counseling & treatment for several hours per day, 6 days a week. Additionally, our clients engage in outdoor activities to promote emotional and physical well-being, releasing & breaking through the barriers that has been keeping them blocked from the sunlight of the spirit. Our residential program offers housing in a beautiful serene place in a 24 hour monitored sober environment, just 750 ft from the Pacific Ocean.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

An active therapeutic modality, CBT is present-oriented, problem-focused, and goal-directed.

Since our cognition affects our wellbeing, changing harmful thought patterns, which help clients, recognize their ability to practice alternative ways of thinking, and regulates distressing emotions and harmful behavior. As an evidence-based treatment modality, CBT is a proven effective treatment for substance use disorders, behavioral addictions (gambling, food, internet, sex), eating disorders, and specific mental health diagnoses.

Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)

Evidence-based modality that has proven to be very effective in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, which are oftentimes the underlying issues that an addict is self-medicating. Clinical staff is trained in EMDR use. This method is used to address and assist a person who has experienced trauma, which is significantly negatively impacting their recovery. Incorporating elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with eye movements has proven to be effect in treatment. This form of stimulation is thought to “unfreeze” the brain’s information processing system in the amygdala and hippocampus that was frozen during or after the extreme stress of the traumatic event.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Destructive behaviors can stem from experiences that involve extreme situations or intense emotions. DBT is primarily a skill-building approach, that focuses on the development of four key skill sets. The first being Distress Tolerance: Being able to successfully and effectively with short term or long term pain. The second being Emotion Regulation: Identify behaviors and implement coping mechanisms to help modify them. The third being Mindfulness: Putting aside judgment and attention to understand how others may feel during a situation. And lastly, the fourth being Interpersonal Effectiveness: Ability to balance the wants and needs of a relationship while respecting boundaries and priorities.

Motivational Interviewing

A collaborative, therapeutic conversation between licensed clinicians and clients that addresses the common problem of ambivalence for change.As defined by William Miller, the creator of motivational interviewing, its purpose is to strengthen the client’s own motivation for and commitment to change in a manner that is consistent with said client’s values. Therefore, rather than imposing or forcing changes, we “meet the client where the client is” and help him/her move toward his/her goals by drawing out and building his/her readiness to change.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Developed by Dr. Jon Cabot-Zinn, MSBR is a sequential method that teaches the individual who is struggling with racing and impulsive thoughts how to be in the “here and now”. By focusing on the breath or on an object in the room, the client slowly becomes able to collapse their awareness into the present moment.

Contact Maui Recovery today to learn how our video Game Addiction Treatment can help you or a loved one get their life back!

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