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First U.S. Internet addiction facility opens

KTRH-AM (740, Houston), September 4, 2013

Bradford Regional Medical Center a psychiatric hospital in central Pennsylvania will become the nation's first facility to offer an inpatient treatment program for people diagnosed with severe Internet addiction. The 10-day voluntary program is where patients undergo a "digital detox" and cannot use the Internet or computer for 72 hours followed by a psychological evaluation. There are people who may feel they suffer from Internet addiction but can't afford BRMC's $14,000 program. Jeff Temple, director of UTMB's Behavioral Health and Research Program, suggests they go to a "psychologist or if they can't find a psychologist go to their primary care physician who would then refer them to a pyschologist."


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