I can see tech addiction in the modern age is a problem
However, apart from looking at and breaking the addiction, there is also the need to learn how to live with the tech without letting it control your life. In today’s modern age, where the majority of employment relies on the use of computers and or internet, and more the likely, 18+ year old have a job that involves IT or the internet, when they return from their recovery programme what is to prevent them from becoming addicted again. They will have to learn that it okay to leave the mobile/cell phone and laptop at home and just get away somewhere.In saying that, when I first started using the internet back in 1997, I did spend a lot of time on it. For almost 3 years, people would say that I was spending an obsessive amount of time getting lost in the virtual worlds.
Scoff if you will folks. But my son's marriage is in the toilet right now because his wife won't stop playing WoW. She does not clean her house, take care of the kids or do anything, except play the game. She often stays up 36 hrs at a time, she doesn't do personal hygiene when she plays. She uses the 8 and 10 y/o as "go'fers" when they are there. They take care of their 3 y/o brother, food, diapers and all. I've known alcoholics and druggies. This is NO different. The problem is that there is no "residue". No drug paraphenalia or empty bottles to see after the fact. But it's just as real.