Fall City Rehab Center Helps Internet Addicts
Posted: 3:15 pm PST February 5, 2010Updated: 9:09 pm PST February 7, 2010
FALL CITY, Wash. -- Do you incessantly check Twitter or your Facebook page? Do you spend countless hours looking at Web sites? Are you or someone you know addicted to the internet and would you be willing to pay $14,000 for a cure? Internet rehab may be for you.
Just a few miles up the road from Microsoft outside Fall City is the serene setting for an Internet addiction recovery program called reStart.
“I just sort of started playing more and more, it kind of progressed. The more school work I got, the more I wanted to play," said 18-year-old Peter Coleman.
Coleman, who is from Omaha, was an A student who had to drop out of college because he couldn't stop playing World of Warcraft.
"After a while, school stopped being the priority and the game was the priority. So, I would be up for 16 hours a day," Coleman said.