Virtual detox: Inpatient therapy for Internet addicts

October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, pE193
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the inpatient therapy provided by reSTART, the first treatment facility for Internet addicts in the U.S. Hilarie Cash, mental health counsellor and reSTART founder, states that the 45-day program which disallows the use of computers is enough time for brain to function normally. It infers that the Fall City, Washington-based virtual detox centre has opened on July 26, 2009, in which Ben Alexander was the first patient.


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