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What We Treat

Compulsive and addictive use of video gaming by young adults (primarily males) has become a growing public health issue in both the United States and throughout the world. The Greenfield Recovery Center offers young adults (18+) who are compulsively using the Internet, video games, social media, Smartphones and other screen technologies, a more balanced life with more sustainable use of technology.

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About Our Facility

Located on 19 serene acres at the junction of the Berkshire and Green Mountain ranges in western Massachusetts, the Greenfield Recovery Center is a 16-bed facility offering the ideal environment for healing.

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Our Recovery Process

The Greenfield Recovery Center uses a whole person approach consisting of four phases that provide the tools and coping behaviors needed to interact with technology in a healthier and more balanced manner. Counseling, Psychotherapy, Medications (if needed), EMDR, and Family Therapies are offered throughout all phases of the program at the Greenfield Center.

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Phase 1: Usually lasting 2 – 3 weeks, is a “digital detox” where the Participant is removed from access to the Internet and their digital screens and reintroduced to the naturalistic rewards of real-time living. During this phase an emphasis is placed on re-balancing mind, body, and emotions along with good nutrition, adequate sleep, exercise, and social interaction.

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Phase 2: Engages the Participant in more active social interaction, communication, real-time activities, heathy lifestyle, and education of both the participant and family members on the dynamics of Internet and technology addiction. Focus in phase 2 will be on: managing stress, social skills, learning to cope with boredom, and how to avoid triggers and urges to go online.

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Phase 3: A  step-down phase where Participants are gradually weaned-off the externally imposed structure of the program and assume semi-independent responsibilities, with some reintroduction to technology access while still experiencing the support of the Greenfield Center.

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Phase 4: The final phase of the program consists of discharge planning, structuring aftercare, beginning to resume a more balanced life which might include work, school, social activities and healthy self-care.

Enrollment Process

Participants are admitted to the Greenfield Recovery Center after a telephone screening by our qualified enrollment advisor, and approval from the Program and/or Medical Director. Our program is open to young adult males, and we provide care to all eligible persons regardless of race, education or social background.

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Why Do You Need the Greenfield Recovery Center?

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In the US, approximately 80% of young adult males engage in online gaming including massive multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG). For most, this is a normal and enjoyable recreational pursuit. However, a small, but significant percentage of players (estimates run from 0.5% – 12%) fall into excessive and pathological use, spending as much as 16-20 hours each day online.

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