As many know my Mom died on September 21st after four months in the hospital. I would like to thank you for your kindness, compassion, cards, thoughts and prayers during this time. I consider the folks I see in my practice part of my extended family and your patience with me during this time means a great deal. I realize the phone calls, paperwork, scheduling, or administration of my office may have not been as expedient over the past few months. So I want to thank you for understanding.
The first residential treatment center for Internet addiction has opened it’s doors outside of Seattle. The center’s first and only patient at this time describes his addiction to the online game “World of Warcraft” as destructive as alcohol or drugs. With the explosion of social networking, text messaging, and gaming this syndrome is no longer a joke parents use to exaggerate how much time their teen spends online.