technology addiction, Greenfield Recovery Center Massachusetts

Video Game and Technology Addiction Treatment at Greenfield Recovery Center

Greenfield Recovery Center offers a more sustainable approach to digital technology use by providing the tools and coping behaviors needed to interact with technology in a healthier and more balanced manner.

What We Treat

At the Greenfield Recovery Center, we believe that healthy and sustainable technology use is possible. Sometimes a residential retreat experience is necessary to help facilitate a digital detox followed by a rebuilding of balanced Internet and technology use behavior patterns. We utilize a whole-person approach to treating Technology Addiction and Video Game Addiction.

How We Treat

To break the technology addiction, individuals must re-learn how to derive pleasure from real-world activities and social interactions, along with mindful, moderate use of the Internet, screens and social media. Our qualified clinical partners work with technology addiction experts to help clients overcome the dependency on technology for information, connection, and distraction that triggers some to get trapped in their screens. We accomplish this by using nature and outdoor experiential challenges combined with activities that support independent living such as self-care, cooking, gardening, and meal planning.

Our program consists of four phases typically lasting 45-90 days:

  • Phase 1:
  • Usually lasting 2 – 3 weeks, is a “digital detox” where the participant is removed from access to the Internet and their digital screens and reintroduced to the naturalistic rewards of real-time living.
  • Phase 2:
  • Engages the participant in more active social interaction, communication, real-time activities, healthy lifestyle, and education.
  • Phase 3:
  • Consists of a step-down phase where participants are gradually weaned-off the externally imposed structure of the program and helped to assume semi-independent responsibilities.
  • Phase 4:
  • The final phase consists of discharge planning, structuring aftercare, beginning to resume a more balanced life, which might include work, school, social activities, and healthy self-care.

Find Freedom at Greenfield Recovery Center

Greenfield Recovery Center is located on 19 serene acres of private woodlands in the foothills of the Berkshire and Green Mountain ranges in Western Massachusetts, offering the ideal environment for recovery and healing. Immersing participants in the natural environment creates a setting that supports their learning, allowing a healthier relationship with technology to take place.

If you or a loved one is suffering from technology addiction, contact us today. To find out more about Greenfield Recovery Center or any of the other treatment services Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare provides, contact us today.