Video game addiction in teenagers is becoming a common family problem and solutions for these issues can be hard to find. In some cases, the addiction involves a combination of video games and pornography. Gaming and porn provide an escape into fantasy that typically develops as a result of emotional problems that the teen is avoiding. STAR Guides is a highly effective intervention for helping parents learn how to handle a troubled teenager struggling with an addiction to video games and porn.
STAR Guides clinicians utilize solution focused therapy to disrupt patterns of avoidance and escape that teens develop by using porn and video gaming. STAR Guides clinicians provide family therapy for helping parents and teens in better understanding family relationships, family problems and solutions. STAR Guides clinicians are highly experienced in dealing with troubled teenagers and combined, share more than 55 years of experience working with teens in wilderness therapy settings. For many families, attempting to find solutions for technology related addictions at home is ineffective because there is simply no way to prevent the teen from accessing technology and disrupting the dependency. For this reason, placement in the wilderness provides an invaluable setting as the teen is completely “unplugged” from technology and can’t escape into the internet as a form of avoidance for dealing with this family problem.