A Pennsylvania hospital has launched the first ever hospital-based treatment center for people who are so addicted to using the Internet they are unable to bring the addiction under control by themselves.
The Bradford Regional Medical Center in the state announced earlier this month that they had launched the Internet addiction treatment and recovery program as part of the hospital's Behavioral Health Services Division.
"I've studied Internet addiction since 1995," said Kimberly Young, a renowned Internet addiction treatment expert who serves as Program Director. "Back then, people laughed when I told them what I did. Today, it is incredible to see my life's work become a reality that will help so many people in need of treatment."