All Kinds of News for June 07, 2017
The expert-designed, informed and facilitated program known as UNPLUGGED at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions was recently featured on an episode of 20/20 on ABC. This episode, on the effects of teen internet and gaming addiction, highlights the serious impacts of excessive use of technology associated with behavioral, psychological or developmental challenges for some teens. Often daily engagement with internet and electronics inhibits sleep, decreases academic performance, disrupts personal hygiene and disintegrates relationships with family and friends due to isolation. This destructive dependence on electronics becomes evident and families find themselves in search for various internet addiction treatment options.
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions recognizes the severity of technology addiction, the negative impacts on everyday life, and the strain created within relationships between family and friends. UNPLUGGED offers a unique and effective treatment approach for teens struggling with technology addiction by combining video games therapy, internet addiction therapy and electronic addictions treatment with the wilderness experience. Addressing this issue head on through identification of underlying contributors of addictive patterns, diagnostic factors, and systemic contributors, Outback Therapeutic Expedition’s UNPLUGGED program helps your teen unplug and get back on the right track.
To catch the rebroadcast of the original episode featuring UNPLUGGED on 20/20, please tune into ABC on Friday, June 9th after the NBA finals game.
About Outback Therapeutic Expeditions
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is a licensed wilderness therapy program located in Utah that offers an integrative approach to comprehensive assessments and treatment for teens. Outback offers help for troubled teens ages 13-17. Outback supports teens with various areas of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, engaging in dangerous behaviors, mild ASD, electronic and gaming addiction and more. Outback’s treatment options place strong emphasis on healthy relationships, increased self-efficacy and a healthy amount of autonomy through skill building.