Social Media Addiction Treatment in Southern California
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Millions of people log into their social media accounts every single day. When used excessively, these platforms can become addictive. Users will find themselves scrolling through their feed for hours at a time and have trouble putting down their device because they want to stay updated with everything happening virtually. Social media is a great way to connect with those we love, but it’s also home to predators and cyberbullying. It can also instigate anxiety, depression, and other illnesses.
At Clear Recovery Center, we are passionate about helping our patients overcome social media addiction and focus on their mental wellness. Our solutions include individual treatment as well as group therapy for both adolescents and adults. With age specific treatments, we offer life skills workshops and programs personalized to the patient and their schedule.
The hardest part of the rehabilitation and recovery process is getting started. If your loved one is a victim of addiction, we encourage you to seek them help. Our team offers the necessary tools and resources for your loved one to return to a healthy and happy lifestyle.
To learn more about our center, cost of treatment, or treatment options, give us a call at 877-799-1985.
What Social Media Platforms Are Most Addictive?
There are several social media platforms that can lead to social media addiction. However, the most addictive are Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. They are by far the most popular platforms, allowing individuals to express themselves and keep those around them updated with their lives. However, in excess, time spent on these apps can lead to consequences.
If your loved one has fallen victim to one of these apps, it’s time to seek help before their situation worsens. Give Clear Recovery Center a call to learn more about getting started.
How We Treat Social Media Addiction
You may be asking yourself:
How can my loved one overcome this type of addiction? Shouldn’t it be as easy as deleting the account or deactivating it for a while?
It would be wonderful if this were the case, however, it’s not that simple. When someone becomes addicted to these platforms, they can’t find the willpower to put their device down and take a break. It is the first thing they look at in the morning and the last thing they do before they go to sleep. They crave information and interaction online they believe they cannot access anywhere else.
If you believe your loved one is spending excess time on social media and they’re unable to put their phone down, they have most likely fallen victim to this type of addiction. We offer personalized programs to help anyone overcome this addiction, including your loved one. Keep reading to learn more about what we offer.
Partial Hospitalization Program
The first program we’ll touch base on is partial hospitalization. Depending on the needs of the patient, this program can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. At Clear Recovery, we offer customized approaches. We structure the treatment to suit the individual.
Patients will meet with a professional 5 times a week for 5 hours a day. They receive a quality treatment necessary for building and maintaining a strong resistance to their addiction.
Our staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about the recovery process. If you’re unsure whether this is the right option for you, come to our facility to meet our friendly team.
Intensive Outpatient Program
This program will meet for 3 days every week for a total of 4 hours a day. The purpose of our intensive outpatient program is to give patients the support and resources they need to reintegrate to their normal lifestyle. Usually, this program is 12 weeks long, however, the time frame fluctuates depending on patient needs.
This option is intended for individuals who have already gone through the partial hospitalization program. Give us a call at (877) 799-1985 to learn more.
Apart from our programs, we also offer a wide range of recovery services that include some of the following:
- Case Management
- Assessments and Referrals
- Family Services
- Life Skills
- Health and Wellness
- Alumni Support
Why Social Media is Addictive
Social media has become so popular because it’s a free and enjoyable way to update friends and family with life milestones. Likes make users feel good about themselves. The more likes they receive, the more they post on their account.
Many post as a way to seek approval. Social media is all about “you” and that is what makes it so addicting. Not only do many users seek attention, but they also take a lack of attention or negative feedback to heart. As a result, social media can lead to anxiety, paranoia, and depression.
WHAT WE TREAT
Co-occuring Addiction and Mental Health Issues
Substance use disorders can coincide with mental health or even multiple issues at once. That includes mood, developmental, eating, and behavioral disorders. Clear Recovery Center is equipped to handle a wide variety of co-occurring disorders.
How Do I Know If My Child’s Addicted to Social Media?
It can be difficult to tell if your child has become addicted to their Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account. The first sign comes from monitoring the amount of time they spend on their phone, starting as soon as they wake up in the morning. If the cell phone is the first thing your teen reaches for and continue to use their phones all day, they may be struggling with addiction.
Also, if they are constantly posting on their stories or feed they may have fallen victim to this problem. You may see them posting about what they are doing and thinking obsessively. If your child is unable to enjoy any activity without sharing it, or cannot spend time separated from their phone, these are big signs of addiction.
We encourage you to speak with your teen about the dangers of addiction and the help available to them. You can learn more about the signs to look for by clicking here.
If you or a loved one is suffering from social media addiction, as well as mental health problems, give us a call today. You can reach us at (877) 799-1985 or fill out the form below.
We also encourage you to visit our facility. Clear Recovery Center is located in Redondo Beach. Our team of friendly professionals is looking forward to meeting you and helping you get started on your recovery journey.
Break the cycle of addiction. Develop tools needed to reintegrate. Create a happy healthy productive life.
Full Range of Recovery Services
Redondo Beach Location
201 Herondo Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Manhattan Beach Location
515 N Sepulveda Blvd Suite B
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Tuesday : 9AM–8PM
Wednesday : 9AM–8:30PM
Thursday : 9AM–8PM
Friday : 9AM–8PM
Saturday : 9AM–6PM
Sunday : Closed