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Process Addictions

Mari Swingle, PhD, LMHC, explains why screen-based addiction has been misunderstood and whether COVID-19-related social distancing creates a heightened risk for excessive use and abuse of technology.
The National Council on Problem Gambling is collaborating with a gambling harm minimization group on a variety of advocacy, training and education initiatives.
Greenfield Recovery Center in Leyden, Massachusetts, will treat individuals who compulsively use the Internet, video games, social media, smartphones and other screen-related tech.
The co-author of a guide to video game addiction says addiction professionals need to become advocates for legitimizing this problem as a diagnosable and reimbursable disorder.
The first organization has stepped in to pledge 1% of its earnings to a responsible gaming initiative promoted by the National Council on Problem Gambling.
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