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In Response to Recent Internet and Gaming Addiction Concerns, The Addictions Academy Announces Course Expansion to Provide Valuable and Needed Training

Posted: Jan 05, 2018 1:11 PM EST

Founder Dr. Cali Estes announced The Addictions Academy has launched a new Nationally Certified Internet Addictions Coaching Course to help train Recovery Coaches frequently confronted with this growing issue.
Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy confirmed they have officially launched the Nationally Certified Internet Addictions Coaching (NCFRC) Course to help train Sober and Recovery Coaches enhanced methods to help individuals struggling with digital, internet and gaming addiction.
Explaining the need for this course, Estes said, “This is an important new course for us. Have you tried to pry a cell phone from a 15-year-old’s hands? How will they ever post that selfie on social media?  Even 8-year-olds are addicted to gaming online and spend more time inside in front of a computer, phone, IPad or TV, than outside playing.”
Internet addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve the use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. Some Internet users may develop an emotional attachment to online friends and activities they create on their computer screens.
The Nationally Certified Internet Addictions Coaching Course covers all facets of Internet Addiction and how the coaching process is imperative in behavior modification. Types of Internet Addiction now recognized by many experts include obsessions with social media, porn, shopping, gaming,  streaming movies/tv, chatrooms, and what’s known as the dark web.
“We saw this with the advent of instant messaging and now social media where an entirely false reality can be created, including photos and jobs, a life that is not real,” Dr. Estes explained.
She went on, “Gamers that are enmeshed in the online video games also have this phenomenon. We saw the game Grand Theft Auto played in real life in San Diego when gamers started throwing bricks off overpasses and shooting at moving cars.”
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Learn more about the Nationally Certified Internet Addictions Coach training here.