All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
reSTART, a recovery center for teens and emerging adults with problematic tech use, is catching the eye of mainstream media. FastCompany.com recently named reSTART Life as the world's seventh most innovative company in the gaming sector, a list that is topped with companies such as Twitch, Sony, Blizzard and Nintendo.
With the advancement of digital media, VR and gaming technology, much is still to be gained from an understanding of what it means to use technology sustainably. While most of the companies in the gaming category create products, reSTART instead offers a service. A service, some would say, that will grow in need as technology advances in exceptional ways. By shining a spotlight on reSTART's innovative care, providers and consumers alike raise awareness to the potential of problematic use. In a positive step forward, internet and gaming addiction are being brought to the foreground as both present and treatable.
Since its humble beginnings in 2009, reSTART has helped emerging adults ages 18-30 find their way back from the profound isolation, depression and anxiety often associated with problematic video game, social media and tech use. With the opening of its new adolescent campus, reSTART now offers teens ages 13-18, and their families, a hands on model for connecting with what matters most -- life.
About reSTART Life, LLCHeadquartered in Fall City, Washington, reSTART is a leading advocate of healthy sustainable digital media use (internet, VR, and videogames) for people and the planet. reSTART offers staffed residential care for youth (13-17) and life sharing retreats for adults (ages 18-30), along with independent living support.