The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction (CITA) Launches New Patient-Oriented Web Site to Address Increases in Internet, Smartphone, and Digital Media Addiction

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Dramatic increases in Internet, digital media, on-line pornography, and video gaming addiction rates drive new research, education and therapies.

Led by Dr. David Greenfield, The Center for Internet and Technology Addition (CITA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new web site, http://virtual-addiction.com/. Dr. Greenfield is the internationally recognized authority and pioneer on Internet and technology addiction and digital media behavior. Prominent in the field for nearly twenty years, Dr. Greenfield and his work have been featured on numerous television and news programs, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, ABC News, CNN, CBS Early Show, Fox News, NBC News, and many others. He has lectured throughout the world and in the U.S. He has been sought out to speak at Ivy League Universities and corporations. His work was featured in 2000 in People magazine when he first publicized the addictive potential of the Internet. Dr. Greenfield is encouraged by the recent recognition of “Internet Gaming Disorder” as a condition warranting further study by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in its DSM-5. He maintains, however, that “As Internet speed increases, so does its addictive potential” and that the Internet is “The world’s largest slot machine”. To combat this growing trend, he urges everyone to take the “Plug Back Into Life Challenge!” by mindfully reducing digital tech use a small amount each day.

Regarded by many, as the Internet’s largest and most complete source of information on digital media, smartphones, and Internet use, abuse, and addiction, the new http://virtual-addiction.com web site offers a comprehensive set of resources for consumers and academics alike. Included are online addiction tests and scales, patient-oriented and clinical articles, online videos, academic lectures, news, and more. In addition, the site includes an active blog as well as a resource area devoted to Internet and Digital Addiction, Sexual Addiction and Marital Issues, Psychology and Mental Health, and Teen and Children’s Resources. Other services offered by CITA include Legal Testimony and Expert Witness assistance, Corporate and Business Consultation Services, Professional Workshops, Business and College speaking engagements, and Public Lectures.

The Center for Internet and Technology Addition (CITA) has a long record of successfully treating these disorders and offers 2-day and 5-day Intensive programs in the areas of Computer, Internet, and Video Game Addiction, Online Pornography and Sexual Addiction, Compulsive Internet Behaviors, and Marital and Relationship Boot Camp that are designed to help patients make progress towards their recovery through a brief, but intensive use of time. Dr. Greenfield’s new (June, 2013) DVD created specifically for parents, “Raising Generation D! What Parents Need to Know About Tween’s and Teen’s Digital Devices,” is also available for purchase through the http://virtual-addiction.com web site. To encourage easy access and a greater number of viewers, the http://virtual-addiction.com has been optimized to support both desktop computers and mobile handheld devices like smartphones and tablets.

About Dr. Greenfield
Currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a fellow and past-president of the Connecticut Psychological Association, Dr. Greenfield is the author of the groundbreaking work “Virtual Addiction” and has published in numerous professional publications, book chapters, and articles. He lectures and conducts public education and professional training seminars both nationally and internationally on this subject. In addition, he also continues to consult and treat patients in his private practice in West Hartford, Connecticut as well conducting phone and Skype consultations. Most recently, Dr. Greenfield’s work has focused on understanding the highly overused and addictive properties of these digital technologies and how we, as a society, can use technology in a more balanced and healthy manner.

Contact Information
The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction (CITA)
17 South Highland Street
West Hartford, CT 06119 USA
Telephone: 860-561-8727
drdave(at)virtual-addiction(dot)com

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The Center for Internet and Technology Addition (CITA), West Hartford, CT 06119 USA

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