Teens today are more connected to their technology than previous generations have ever had a capability to be. In a world where opioid medications and addiction is claiming more lives than other causes of death, it seems less than tactful to equate the use of a telephone or a smartphone to an addiction. However, professionals seem to feel that phone addiction is real.
At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we believe adolescent cellphone addiction is a major issue. However, just like other addictions, it is treatable. Through treatments such as our family recovery support therapy program, we provide teens and their family members the care they need. We offer a range of treatment options for teen boys at our residential treatment center. For more information about our cellphone addiction treatment center, please contact Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center today at 662.373.2828.
The Essential Nature of Phone Addiction Treatment
Compulsive technology use has altered children’s and adolescents’ brains in a way hard amphetamine drugs do. For instance, they may begin waking up in the middle of the night, staying up all hours of the night, experiencing symptoms like withdrawal. Many videos and stories circulate the internet of children bordering on insanity when their technological devices are taken away.
How to Monitor Your Teen’s Cellphone Use
Parents are often at odds about how far is too far when it comes to managing their adolescent’s phone use and phone activity. Phones can be a tool for recovery when an adolescent has undergone treatment for addiction. Being able to call peers, use recovery support apps, and stay in touch with sponsors are important tools for recovery. However, phones can also be tools for relapse. Connecting with drug dealers or older friends who provide drugs and alcohol can be dangerously hidden signs of coming relapse. Studies have found that teens who spend too much time on social media can suffer from depression, anxiety, and severe body image issues. As a result, it’s best to monitor your teen’s cellphone use.
Today, a Japanese company has created a case that helps parents shut down their teen’s obsession with the iPhone. Mashable reports on the “Otomos.” Primarily, the Otomos is a phone app that can only be removed with a special kind of screw. “Otomos pairs up with an app that allows parents to limit the child’s daily phone usage,” the website explains. “If the child exceeds their daily limit, the phone will automatically enter sleep mode.”
However, this method isn’t ideal for everyone. However, numerous apps have been developed which can monitor adolescents’ activity on their smartphone. They can also block specific apps and websites, or even remotely shut the phone down. If you need assistance figuring out the best way to manage your teen’s cellphone use, we recommend that you reach out to Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center. We can provide support and assistance for both you, your teen, and your family.
Seek Treatment at Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center
Cleansing your teen’s life in mind, body, and spirit is part of the way we build a new foundation of recovery for each of our clients. Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center is the premiere adolescent residential treatment center for addiction. Our lush estate in Mississippi is the perfect location for total life transformation. We assist in the treatment of cellphone addiction treatment through a wide array of therapeutic options, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Family therapy
- Fly fishing therapy
- Adventure therapy
Your teen can overcome their addiction to their cellphone and move into the future with confidence. For more information about the treatment options available, please call us today at 662.373.2828.