With the overwhelming increase of social networking use and abuse on the rise, we are finding an unsettling new category of internet addiction. While Facebook addiction is something many professionals are seeing with greater frequency.
Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2012
Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Inspire Malibu, recognized by many as the top addiction treatment center in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (http://www.USC.edu), announced today that his team at Inspire Malibu is launching an awareness campaign designed to illuminate the very real dangers associated with obsessive social networking habits.
Dr. Mohammad said, “With the overwhelming increase of social networking use and abuse on the rise, we are finding an unsettling new category of internet addiction. While Facebook addiction is something many professionals are seeing with greater frequency, it is one sliver of the internet addiction phenomenon.” Mohammad added, “The addictive and obsessive behaviors we are seeing within the social networking paradigm don’t stop there; it is this behavior that is indicative of deeper issues that more often than not manifest in other ways down the road or concurrently. Addiction is a disease of the brain that can manifest in many different areas; however, the surge in Internet use among the masses is triggering obsessive behavior with greater frequency than we’ve seen before.”
Dr. Mohammad and his team will be holding a series of town hall meetings, which will be dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the proper course of action when treating patients struggling with internet addiction and selecting the best drug rehab to address their specific behaviors. Mohammad added, “Our expert team at Inspire Malibu has also built a specific protocol for treating patients who are suffering from the effects of internet addiction and the rapidly emerging social networking addiction. It needs to be treated in a very specific way and Inspire Malibu is one of only a few facilities in the world that have a specific treatment protocol.”