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Gary W. Abersold 

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Cyber Addictions: Electric Heroin

I wrote about this back on April 27, 2017 after watching a different special and cases in which that one was even more troublesome in many ways: https://qigonghealingcentre.blogspot.com/2017/04/must-see-special-on-smart-phone.html

So here we are again..many of my close friends and students gave me "the roll of the eyes effect", on this discussion. Many said there is nothing we can do, which is a reactive stance on this issue. I believe Qigong should be promoted for cases like "Process Addictions" and topics like this should be brought to light. For after all many come to Qigong in many cases as a last result after all else has failed. This Forty minute video explores several common cases, that might surprise you. Re-valuate your participation with this technology. Qigong is a system that can help with detoxing and aiding on the road to healing from this "Electric Heroin". For sure a professional Therapist in the field of process addictions will be needed as well. Find a Qigong teacher that understands how to use in these cases. I have helped many people in recent month's; practice needs to be monitored and gauged. 

***Update 5/22/2017***

Here are some additional useful notes in regards to the above on Cyber/digital addictions. It is my belief if the potential for problems are high why get involved in the first place. I have received alot of response from readers about these articles.

The problem will not go away; and to avoid dealing with it for sure is the wrong action as well. I feel people should take a stand and have boundaries on what they allow in their life as well. Parents might not always be aware of what their children are doing on their communication devices, but experts say there are obvious signs when it’s becoming dangerous.

The red flags are “Is it interfering with school? Are you getting bad grades? Is it interfering with their functioning?” says Dr. David Rosenberg, department chair of psychiatry at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center. “Or they’re breaking things, or they’re fighting with you, they’re hurting themselves, they’re refusing to go to school, they’re not sleeping at all, they’re gaining a massive amount of weight.”

Interesting to know for more than a year, 20/20 followed families in the “depths of their struggle,” exploring the “destructive dependence, extreme change of personality, isolation, and physical signs during withdrawal” victims can experience, ABC said.

If you took he time to watch the video we had seen the special examined the cases of a 15-year-old girl who went to rehab after a dangerous online relationship; a 14-year-old gamer whose obsession prevented him from attending school; and a married man’s excessive gaming habit that severely impacted his wife and four children.

Kevin Roberts, author of Cyber Junkie and Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap, says parents with children in similar situations should take action “when you have a child that you can’t trust, who time and again will not follow the rules, lies, covers up the behaviors.” And pay attention to “emotional outbursts when you turn off the game or take the smartphone,” he cautions. “That’s a red flag.”

But don’t go it alone. “The most important thing, if you’re concerned, is to get a comprehensive assessment by a trained professional, a mental health professional,” says Rosenberg.

To stop bad habits from forming, Roberts advises parents to be careful early on. “We want to start considering screen use from a very young age,” he says. “Children under 7, I’d severely limit it. I would not use technology as babysitters.” He adds: “Require outdoor activities, sports, performance in school as requisite behaviors that you have to accomplish and achieve in order to use technology.” Considering the example you’re setting is also crucial: “You have to be the model,” says Roberts. “You have to model the behaviors that you want in your children.


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