Don’t miss DTEC’s own Tracy Markle on the premiere of Digital Addiction on A&E TV on Tuesday, September 17th at 9PM EDT

This groundbreaking new special, uncovers the frightening world of digital addiction and the dramatic impact it has on those who battle it. Following Matthew, a video game addicted teen, and Gina, a social media addicted mother, this special highlights the often-ignored crippling compulsions and dangerous behaviors that present themselves through these various digital dependencies. With […]

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Gaming Disorder is Officially Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)

The new revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) has been adopted by all members of WHO, which includes Gaming Disorder. ICD-11 will come into effect on January 1, 2022. The team at Digital Media Treatment & Education Center (DTEC®), located in Boulder, CO, is extremely pleased that WHO has […]

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We’re Celebrating Screen-Free Week, Are You?

It’s that time of the year again, folks! That’s right, Screen-Free Week will be from April 29 – May 5, 2019! What does it mean? On this designated week, we get to unplug, decompress and reconnect with the people we love, nature, education, our communities, and/or tech-free hobbies we enjoy! To learn more about Screen-Free […]

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Excessive Gaming is Linked to Reduced Cognitive Abilities in Students

By: Tracy Markle, MA, LPC Founder, Co-Director of Digital Media Treatment & Education Center Founder, Owner of Collegiate Coaching Services Now that spring semester is upon us, it is important to determine what steps will prepare your student to be successful in college, especially if one of their pastimes is to play online video games. […]

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Letter to BVSD Requesting Implementation of Research-Based Digital Media Practices

Brett Kennedy, PsyD and Tracy Markle, MA, LPC, co-directors of the Digital Media Treatment & Education Center are supporting their local school district, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) to approach implementing digital media in schools from a well informed, researched-based place. They wrote a letter, which included the latest research findings on how digital media […]

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Treatment Center Addresses Widespread Tech Overuse in College Students

Clients of Boulder’s internet addiction service engage in “tech detoxes” to minimize their technology use.   By Casey Van Divier Journalism student at the University of Colorado Boulder  *Names have been changed to protect the privacy of those featured in this article Emma’s 18-year-old son Brandon was missing meals, struggling in school, and spending hours […]

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Celebrate Screen-Free Week!

From April 30-May 6, 2018, children, families, entire schools, and communities will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital media entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends! To learn more about Screen-Free Week, visit their website, www.screenfree.org. Screen-free week activities are […]

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Autism and Screen Time: Special Brains, Special Risks

Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. is an integrative child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, the author of Reset Your Child’s Brain, and an expert on the effects of screen-time on the developing nervous system. Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are uniquely vulnerable to various brain-related impacts of screen time. These electronic “side effects” include hyperarousal and dysregulation—what I call Electronic Screen […]

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Internet Technology & Video Game Overuse on the College Campus

Internet Technology & Video Game Overuse on the College Campus January 21, 2016 For all the convenience that technology brings us, an alarming percentage of people develop bad tech habits that can have serious consequences in their lives. Research has identified that 13-18 percent of college students demonstrate signs of internet addiction and technology overuse. […]

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