Hermitage Integrated Treatment :
Cognitive behavioral therapy helps guide the client through a process of identifying and recognizing the specific thoughts that lead them to turn to the internet for comfort or satisfaction.
By recognizing these powerful and controlling thoughts, the person can then begin to use different methods of coping with these thoughts and emotions instead of turning to the internet. Therapy can also teach a patient healthier methods of coping with unpleasant emotions, such as depression and anxiety, that often surface when giving up an addiction.
The most common co-occurring disorder that presents with internet addiction is anxiety.
By employing this treatment option, withdrawal symptoms can be kept to a minimum so that the person can safely and slowly stop using the internet.