Adolescents dealing with any type of technology addiction can now benefit from STAR Guides Wilderness therapy program
TBD – While new technologies have brought new levels of comfort for us all, they have also brought a potential towards new type of addictions that we never thought possible. This allure of technology affects teenagers more than any other age group, because they are the ones who are most exposed to it. Moreover, companies in the IT industry actually target teenagers with their marketing and advertising campaigns. So, the teens can’t escape them, even if they try.
The combination of all these aspects creates an environment that is conducive to these new types of teen addictions. Though parents try their best to help teens in these situations, it is difficult to keep technology away from them, as it surrounds them. In this situation, STAR Guides Wilderness therapy program can be helpful.
STAR Guides Wilderness therapy is specialized therapy program, which has been specifically design to treat adolescents who display deviant sexual behavior and addicted to different substances, including technology. They can offer counseling to teens that are addicted to social media, gaming, sexting and other technology related addictions.
STAR Guides Therapist Matt Bulkley said the following, when asked to comment on the topic, “Addiction has reared its new face, in the form of dependency on technology. Teens are so consumed with their various gadgets and devices that they forget about their real lives. Our program caters to such teens and takes them out of this environment and takes them into the wilderness where they have to live without any sort of technology at their disposal. And in time they learn to cope with their issues, using the skills they learn through the program.”
These various types of technological addictions stunt the emotional development of teens and can hinder the evolution of healthy relationships in their lives. STAR Guides’ program can help such teens find a better way to navigate through life and end their dependency on technology for avoiding responsibility.
STAR Guides Wilderness therapy is also ideal for teens dealing with other type of addictions and deviant sexual behavior issues. The experts at the program have experience treating many teens in similar situations successfully. They can teach teens the coping skills, which can help them deal with their underlying issues and live a healthier life.
STAR Guides is a first of its kind addiction therapy center. It offers uniquely designed wilderness therapy for adolescents struggling with sexual behavior issues. STAR Guides offers therapies for the whole family of people faced with the challenge of disruptive sexual behaviors. Sexual compulsivity, pornography, cyber-sex addiction and sexual offences are some of the issues that are treated through this program.
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Matt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of youth treatment and psychotherapy since 1995. He did his undergraduate work at BYU and earned his M.S.W. at the University of Utah. He has worked in a variety of treatment setting in his career ranging from wilderness therapy and residential treatment to outpatient treatment and state government.