The Cabin Singapore is an effective and affordable internet addiction treatment centre for residents of Singapore
Possibly one of the fastest growing addiction concerns in Singapore is internet addiction. People in Singapore spend more time on the internet than anywhere else in the world after India, and while the internet offers vast opportunities for productivity and connection, internet addiction is a growing concern especially amongst young people. Internet addiction treatment is found to be an effective method of helping sufferers to regain control over their lives.
What Is Internet Addiction?
When the compulsion to be connected interferes with daily life, internet addiction could be present. There are many different forms of internet addiction including cyber-sex addiction, cyber-relationship addiction, online-gaming addiction, net compulsions, and social media addiction. Internet addiction is a process addiction and if left untreated it will eventually cause major disruption in an individual’s relationships, work, mental and even physical health.
Symptoms And Effects Of Internet Addiction
Emotional effects of online addiction are as follows:
- Inability to keep scheduled plans due to frequently losing track of time spent connected to the web
- Procrastination/incompletion of important tasks such as work, school or other responsibilities
Physical symptoms of internet addiction include:
Online gaming addiction can be expensive if the addictive game costs money to play or advance. As well, most people addicted to the internet will be become withdrawn, spending less and less time with friends and family as they feed their internet addiction which in turn can lead to loneliness and depression.
What Types Of Internet Addiction Treatment Are Available?
The two most common types of treatment include inpatient and outpatient rehab. Inpatient, or residential rehab requires an addict to live on site for the duration of the treatment programme – typically a minimum of 28 days. Residential rehab is most commonly recommended for those who are suffering from a very serious addiction and need to have support on call at all times.
Those suffering from a somewhat more manageable internet addiction will do well with treatment at an outpatient treatment centre. These centres do not require the addict to live on site, but rather come in for appointments a few times a week for treatment.
What Are The Benefits Of Attending An Outpatient Addiction Treatment Centre?
There are several great benefits to choosing outpatient rehab for your treatment which are outlined below:
- Flexible schedule.
Outpatient addiction treatment centres are excellent for those people who are suffering from addiction but must remain committed to important work or family obligations and thus can not attend a residential rehab. Counselling and group therapy sessions can be conveniently set up around even the busiest of schedules.
Because clients remain at their own home and simply attend counselling sessions a few times per week, outpatient treatment for internet addiction can be a very cost-effective treatment option.
- Well-rounded treatment programme.
The Cabin Singapore offers both group therapy sessions and one-on-one counselling sessions as part of our comprehensive and highly effective addiction treatment programme. Both forms of therapy are essential to making a full and successful recovery from internet addiction.
- Support from loved ones.
Because you are able to stay at home, your loved ones can help support you through recovery which can be a very emotional and tiring journey.
Our clients’ confidentiality is of utmost importance to us. You can rest assured that all addiction treatment will be kept completely confidential.
Challenges Of Treating Internet Addiction
Most addiction treatment programmes are based on abstinence, but it is impossible to expect someone to abstain from using the internet for the rest of their life. We live in a modern world and the internet and computers are part of our daily life – whether we like it or not.
That is why we have developed a very specific treatment method called Recovery Zones that is an incredibly effective tool when it comes to treating addictions where abstinence is not possible. It is important to remember that not all addiction treatment centres have experience with these types of addictions. At The Cabin Singapore, our Western-trained and certified counsellors have many years of combined experience working with these types of addictions.
What Is The Cost Of Treatment?
No two people will require the exact same treatment because every person’s case is different. All addiction treatment programmes are tailored for the individual. Once you have your initial consultation, our counsellors can come up with the best treatment plan and price will be determined upon that.
Is Internet Addiction Treatment Covered By Insurance?
Whether or not addiction treatment is covered by insurance is completely dependent on your own personal insurance policy. For more information on whether or not your particular policy with cover it, please do hot hesitate to contact us.
What Happens During Treatment?
In most cases,outpatient addiction treatment lasts approximately 6 months with one personal counselling session and 2 to 3 group sessions each week. As clients begin to respond positively to treatment, sessions may be cut as the counsellors see fit. Again, however, it is important to state that all cases are different and each client at The Cabin Singapore will receive a programme specifically tailored to their needs which means that frequency of visits and the length of treatment can vary from case to case.