U.S. hospital to open first inpatient treatment program for Internet addiction

www.foxnews.com Published: September 2, 2013
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Ten years ago, Kevin Roberts suffered from an addiction that took over his life, reports Fox News. "Like most addicts, I went through a series of self-deception," said Roberts, who documented his struggle with addiction in his book, "Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap."



Treatment facilities have sprung up in recent years, but a psychiatric hospital in central Pennsylvania is now set to become the country's first facility of its kind to offer an inpatient treatment program for people it diagnoses with severe Internet addiction.

The voluntary, 10-day program is set to open on Sept. 9 at the Behavioral Health Services at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

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