Healthy Living

Implementing a balanced lifestyle through healthy living Our transitional living program provides clients with limited technology access while they work towards achieving personal life goals. Our transitional program is designed for individuals who are...

In-Home Assessment

Our professionally trained clinicians understand technology related behavioral addictions The goal of the intensive In-Home Family Assessment is to Determine and address immediate concerns Directly observe family interactions Identify the family’s strengths and...

Counseling Services

Counseling for Internet and Gaming Excessive Use Our professionally trained community clinicians understand technology related behavioral addictions, and the impact such conditions have on a person’s life. We are connected with a team of...

Young Adult Testimonial

What I found was an understanding of who I am and what I was struggling with . . .

I was not happy with life, but nothing seemed to be changing. I did not feel up to making more than occasional hesitant efforts to improve my situation. Goals and desires went unfulfilled. I was reliant on others for support necessary to live, to fulfill basic needs. However, I was unable to reach out for deeper, emotional support, and so I faced the daunting and exhausting issues of my life alone. 

Instead of turning to others for help, I turned to the Internet to escape the realities of life. It provided an easy way of forgetting my troubles and a safer means of social contact, so I could tell myself that things weren’t really that bad. Of course, it didn’t help with actually solving my problems. The stress became even more paralyzing when I tried to return to the real world. Eventually, I left the computer only to do basic, solitary tasks. The Internet was a safer and still somewhat effective way to interact with the outside world. 

When I came to reSTART, I was skeptical. I was still eating well, maintaining good hygiene, and keeping tidy: the opposite of the conventional view of the Internet addict, right? I felt perfectly capable of taking care of myself. However, I was aware that I didn’t seem to be getting any further than subsistence living. I didn’t see Internet use as a hindrance, but I knew I was stuck so I agreed to participate in case I might learn anything useful. 

What I found was an understanding of who I am and what I was struggling with.

Internet addiction can harm relationships

Monday, November 16, 2009Last updated 11:29 a.m. PT By BENNY EVANGELISTASAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Technology can be seductive because it provides an instant reward – a text message from a friend, success in a video game or stimulating news on a Web site –...

“A Parent’s Story” Testimonial Part II

This video testimonial is from a parent who enrolled her young adult son into the reSTART Interent Addiction Recovery program. She shares her thoughts and views about her son’s recovery and the progress he made here at reSTART. This is part 2 of 3 videos....

“A Parent’s Story” Testimonial Part I

This video testimonial is from a parent who enrolled her young adult son into the reSTART Interent Addiction Recovery program. She shares her thoughts and views about her son’s recovery and the progress he made here at reSTART.  

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