China treats "Internet Addicts" with boot-camp discipline and sex education
Posted Jan 07 2009 5:10pm
Well one more story about internet addiction and treatment processes, and in the extreme cases, they get drugs too. You know some of the most connected folks I have run across at times really are some of the most disconnected social people I have met.
This somewhat makes you wonder if this is what is happening to online dating too, the virtual spouses, dates, etc. will never them out of the house, much less away from the keyboard (grin) and seem to be kicking them in fanny with lowering their self confidence, but one thing with a virtual that you can’t do in real life is reboot the significant other, you have to deal with them eye to eye. Will this make it’s way to the US, I guess only time will tell. BD
Thomas sez, "China's People's Liberation Army has made Sex education part of the detox methods for getting people over Internet addiction. They claim it works, but one woman under their care has acquired 68 virtual husbands."
Here, in addition to military-style discipline, some 60-odd patients at his center undergo a three-month regimen of counseling, confidence-building activities, sex education, and in about 60 percent of the cases, medication. The treatment is designed to address underlying family and psychological problems, and boost their self-confidence.