Here in my home state of Washington we’ve got a new business open, and it’s aimed at taking in lost souls that find themselves addicted to the Internet (if you believe in that sort of thing).
reSTART is a program which has been launched by the Heavensfield Retreat Center in Fall City, WA. It offers a 45-day treatment program, which consists of 12-step meetings, recreation activities, “high adventure” outings, health and fitness programs and volunteer service. This is alongside psychiatric assessments, medical treatment, scholastic tutoring and career guidance.
In order to get into the program you must show symptoms of Internet addiction (I suppose having Facebook or Twitter on your bookmark bar could be a start), and a deep wallet. The course will cost $14,500, but the folks at reSTART argue that the price is fair.
So what do you think of Internet addiction? Is it just an excuse for kids to do poorly in school, or is it a legitimate affliction? Make your voice heard in the comments.
Image Credit: reSTART