Internet rehab center opens to serve clueless, rich parents

internet addiction
internet addiction

Have you missed appointments because you were on the Internet? Have you suddenly realized hours have passed by while your browsed, and you have no idea where they went? Do you hide your Internet use from others? Do you get nervous every time you pass out of Wifi range? Then you may have a problem.

Luckily (?), the reStart Internet Addiction Recovery Program might have an answer -- a 12-step answer.

The Heavensfield Retreat Center offers a 45-day program for those with gaming and/or addictions to Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and all the magical terrible time-sucks lurking to prey on you.

The retreat is on a lovely property with Inn-like accommodations in Fall City, Washington (no credit for perceiving the irony in the excellent quality of the clinic's web site.) Clients (patients?) work with a trained, licensed therapist and a recreation coach, as well as other professionals as needed. I think a thumb masseuse would be a good touch.

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