Can Boot Camp Cure ‘Internet Addiction’? – CBS

From CBS News:

The camp looks military, but it’s really an in-patient medical clinic, treating perhaps the world’s newest disorder — Internet addiction.

How do you end up there? Ask 18-year-old Li Hongye. He says all he thought about was Internet games, even when he was sleeping.

A game with toy guns is part of therapy that only rich parents can afford — they’re shelling out $1,200 a month, It’s a game that gets kids back into the real world, playing with other kids — and not playing games like “World of Warcraft,” where kids can become one of the characters, or games that keep players enthralled by constantly challenging them with higher levels.

While some experts may dispute the idea of Internet addiction as a real disease, in China it has the government stamp of approval. [Full Text]

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