When a teenager struggles with process addictions, it's an emotional and challenging time for everyone who cares about them. If a young adult in your family is addicted to video games, Clearfork Academy can help. Our masters-level therapists and experiential, life-changing activities will help your teen understand why playing video games took over their lives. It may be that your teen is trying to escape reality when they play video games. Our addiction treatment experts will help them recognize and work through the underlying issues contributing to their online gaming compulsion.
Teens addicted to video gaming rely on the gaming experience to change their moods and give them a sense of achievement and reward, affecting the brain's reward center. However, our unique adventure, art, and music therapy will open up a new healthy world of self-confidence, self-esteem, and personal empowerment. Through individual, group, and family therapy, your teen will build new coping skills to manage stress and negative emotions.
At Clearfork, your teen will discover new social skills for positive personal interaction. Psychotherapy will help them change and overcome the negative patterns of thought and behavior that led to their gaming disorder.
Therapy is a vital step in treating video game addiction and internet gaming disorder. It will give your teenage family member the tools and support they need to recover from their addiction and lead a happy, engaged, and fulfilling life.
If you notice your teen suffering some or all of the following, they may be suffering from video game addiction:
When you help your teen overcome video gaming addiction, try and work with them:
We offer a structured environment and the highest level of Christ-centered care for young people struggling with gaming addiction. Under the supervision of our experienced staff, during a 13-week program, teens receive 24-hour monitoring combined with focused support and attention.
At our scenic 80-acre ranch, teens aged 13 to 17 years old suffering from anxiety disorders enter a nonjudgmental, inspiring space. Here, they can free themselves from excessive worry, low self-esteem, and the intense emotional stress of anxiety. Adventure therapy, CBT, and other approaches help your teen rewire their brain for confidence and pride and a brighter future.
Our intensive outpatient program is highly effective for teens who need flexible treatment to maintain educational, extracurricular, and family commitments. From video game addiction to substance use disorders, intensive outpatient treatment provides the support and guidance young adults need on their recovery journey.
Video game addiction impacts every aspect of a teen's life - their physical health, mental health, school grades, and relationships can all fall by the wayside.
At our Academy, with its picturesque landscape and scenic views, video game addiction treatment addresses your teen's behavioral addiction by considering their physical, mental, and spiritual health.
We take a multi-disciplinary approach that combines adventurous activities, challenging exercises, group support, and expert therapy.
Gaming disorder has physical, psychological, and social aspects. We provide insightful education and support to help young people understand the dangers of excessive gaming and develop a fresh perspective on life and the role of technology. Our unique approach builds social skills and improves your teen's emotional management.
At Clearfork Academy, your teen can overcome video game addiction and take a happier, healthier road toward the life they deserve.
The causes of teen video game addiction are multifaceted. Underlying mental health disorders, past trauma, social exclusion, a lack of confidence, or a need for escapism into a fantasy world can develop into an unhealthy online gaming compulsion. In essence, life is out of balance. Technology designed to entertain has become a mesmerizing master.
It's vital for teens and family members to recognize the damaging consequences of excessive gaming:
Recognizing that gaming addiction doesn't just affect teen boys is crucial. People of all genders and ages are affected by gaming disorders. With that said, teen boys' brain chemistry and impulse control may put them at increased risk of possible addiction.
There are several factors at play here:
Good communication is vital in helping your teen avoid a gaming disorder. Family relationships that encourage open discussion allow you to guide your teen in creating a balanced life where gaming is just one part of their day. Try the following:
Teens with gaming addiction may not recognize the harm it's doing, so adopt a calm, patient approach. Explain the negative consequences of video game addictions, describe the benefits treatment brings, and tell them you'll listen to their concerns when choosing a treatment provider. Paint the whole process in a positive light.
Yes, your teen can recover. With the support of our addiction experts, they can change negative behavioral habits, stop playing video games to excess, exchange a virtual world for a real one, and develop a new, fulfilling way of life.
If your child shows the warning signs of gaming addiction given above, seek professional help. Our therapist can evaluate their situation and, if necessary, form an effective treatment plan.
Clearfork Academy is here to help your family every step of the way. We'll help your teen overcome video game addiction. Contact us today to discuss your concerns and get the support you and your teen need.
Most residential treatment programs at Clearfork Academy last for 13 weeks. When a resident is ready to graduate, they leave with an action plan to help them continue their healing and recovery journey.
We believe family support is vital for recovery from addictive behaviors. We encourage parental participation in family programs and sessions.
Our inpatient facilities for residential treatment include an on-site learning center. Our highly skilled staff hold specific certifications recognized by the Texas Education Association. Your teenager can continue their education at the same level when they enter treatment. Alternatively, our intensive outpatient program offers flexibility to still attend school.
Clearfork Academy is the gateway to an exciting, happy, healthy, and active life for your teen. Real-life activities, new friendships, and growing self-respect and responsibility can replace a harmful gaming obsession. If your teen is ready to stop gaming, get in touch, we're here for you.