Resources and Research

There have been a handful of studies that have reported the prevalence of IGD using nationally representative samples. The prevalence rates reported were 8.5% of American youth aged 8–18 years (Gentile, 2009), 1.2% of German adolescents aged 13-18 years (Rehbein, Kliem, Baier et al., 2015), 5.5% among Dutch adolescents aged 13-20, and 5.4% among Dutch adults (Lemmens, Valkenburg & Gentile, 2015), 4.3% of Hungarian adolescents aged 15-16 years (Király, Griffiths, Urbán et al., 2014), 1.4% of Norwegian gamers (Wittek, Finserås, Pallesen et al., 2015), and 1.6% of European youth from seven countries aged 14-17 years (Müller, Janikian, Dreier et al., 2015).  Only the Norwegian study surveyed gamers

TECH ADDICTION THERAPISTS/SPEAKERS IN THE U.S. WHO SPECIALIZE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Primary Contact

Website

Ages Treat

Contact info

City, State/ Province

Ryan Anderson

Telos

13-17 yrs

801-426-8800

ryan@telosrtc.com

Orem, Utah

Jason Brand

Jason Brand

13-17 yrs

510-488-3093

jason@jasonbrand.com

Berkley, Calif.

Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown, PhD

Families

650-322-0943

info@stephaniebrownphd.com

Menlo Park, Calif.

 

Hilarie Cash

reSTART Center for Digital Technology Sustainability

15-17 yrs

& speaker

800-682-6934

connect@restartlife.com

Seattle, Wash.

Gail Curran

Optimal Edu Options

8-17 yr

602.904.1282

gail@OptiomalEduOptions.com

Peoria, Utah

Andy Doan

Andrew Doan

0-17 yrs

& speaker

951-303-6111

andy@andrew-doan.com

Temecula,

Calif

Victoria Dunckley

Victoria L. Dunckley, MD

0-17 yrs

714-926-4796

info@drdunckley.com

LA, Calif

Tracy Markle & Dr. Brett Kennedy

Digital Media Treatment & Education Center

11-17 yrs

& Speaker    

303-635-6753

tracy@marklesolutions.com

Boulder, Colo.

Kim McDaniel

Thrive Professional Coaching

0-17 yrs

425-208-1385

thriveprofessionalcoaching@gmail.com

Newport Beach, Calif.

Cris Rowan

Zone’in Programs Inc.

0-17 yrs

& speaker

888-8zonein

crowan@zonein.ca

Vancouver, BC

Ryan Spodek

 

12-17 yrs

416 318 8424

rspodek@hotmail.com

Toronto, Ont.

Ann Steel

Steel Counseling PLLC

12-17 yrs

& speaker

206-707-1683

steelcounselling@gmail.com

Bellevue, Wash.

Min Tan

Min Tan

0-17 yrs

415-265-1750

mintan.mft@gmail.com

San Fran, Calif.

Lynn Telford-Sahl

Addiction Counseling Modesto

13-17 yrs

209-492-8745  

lynntelfordsahl@gmail.com

Modesto, Calif.

Kimberly Young

Net Addiction

0-17 yrs

netaddiction.com@gmail.com

716-375-2076

Bradford PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH ADDICTION CENTERS

Primary Contact

Website

Ages Treat

Contact info

City, State/ Province

Addictions Institute

Stephanie Brown, PhD

Families – outpatient

650-329-9779

addictionsinstitute@stephaniebrownphd.com

Menlo Park, Calif.

Center for I & T Addiction

Center for Internet and Technology Addiction

13-17 yrs –

outpatient

860-561-8727

drdave@virtual-addiction.com

West Hartford,CT

Last Door

Last Door

14-17 yrs – residential

604-520-3587

youth@lastdoor.org

Coquitlam, BC

Liberty Springs

Liberty Springs

13-17 yrs – residential

435-757-2080

info@libertysprings.com

Logan, Utah

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions

13-17 yrs

residential

800-817-1899

aharrisjensen@outbacktreatment.com

 

Lehi, Utah

reSTART Center

reSTART Center for Digital Technology Sustainability

 

12-17 yrs

residential

800-682-6934

connect@restartlife.com

Seattle, Wash.

 Digital Media Treatment and Education Center

Tracy markle

 10 and older; families; community-based treatment

 303-635-6753

tracy@marklesolutions.com

 Boulder, CO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH ADDICTION WEBSITES (see also therapists and center websites)

Name

Website

Type

Center on Media and Child Health

Center on Media and Child Health

Child health – research, blog, toolkits

Citizens for Safe Technology

c4st

Radiation – research, info, strategies

Douglas Gentile PhD

Dr. Douglas Gentile

Video games – research, resources

Dr. Peter Breggin

Psychiatric Drug Facts

Psychotropic meds – research, info

Families Managing Media

Families Managing Media

Tech management – tools, support

On-line Gamers Anonymous

On-line Gamers Anonymous

VG addiction – forum, clinicians

Real Battle Ministries

Real Battle Ministries

Video games – tools, seminars

Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle

Social communication – books, info

Tech Addiction

Technology Addiction

Internet and computer addiction

Unplugged Challenge

Unplugged Challenge

Tech unplug tools, techniques

Wowaholics Anonymous

Wowaholics Anonymous

WOW – support forum

 

 

 

 

 

 

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