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Trails Momentum, a co-ed young adult wilderness therapy program helping men and women ages 18-25, works closely with young adults who struggle with technology addiction or overuse to form healthy transferable habits and skills.
Technology addiction is a growing issue in today's society. In a recent study evaluating more than 2500 college students, 60 percent of participants admitted to feeling addicted to their smartphone.
"Unfortunately in our society, it's nearly impossible to avoid technology use completely. For young adults struggling with an addiction to technology, it's important for them to develop the skills they'll need to self regulate their technology habits," comments Blake Smith, Primary Therapist at Trails Momentum. "That's why Trails Momentum is such a unique opportunity for these young adults. We can provide the support they'll need to develop these habits and form personal goals moving forward."
When individuals become addicted to technology, their relationship skills may suffer. It is often hard for them to develop close relationships with others because they have spent most of their time in the virtual world without face-to-face communication.
At Trails Momentum, students work closely with therapeutic staff to develop communication skills and form meaningful relationships with their peers.
"The group therapy carried out at Trails Momentum allows students to connect on a deeper, more personal level than they would chatting with friends online," says Smith. "It helps students realize that forming relationships in-person can feel just as important as the connections they've made in the virtual world. Students share their goals, passions, and fears with one another and begin to relate to each other in a way some have never experienced before. It's extremely powerful.”
The self-regulating skills and habits formed at Trails Momentum can be transferred into their lives after their launch into adulthood. This allows them to carry on the progress they made during their time at Trails Momentum and continue their journey towards a more successful future.
For more information about therapeutic options for technology addiction, click here.
To learn more about the ways in which Trails Momentum helps teens struggling with technology addiction and other emotional or behavioral challenges, please call (877) 296-8711 or visit http://trailsmomentum.com.
About Trails Momentum
Trails Momentum is a co-ed adventure-based wilderness therapy program for young adults ages 18-25. Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, Trails Momentum offers a transformative, whole student centered growth experience for young adults struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Adventure programming, clinical services, education, service-learning, and community living are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills in order to empower students to make the transition into independence.