Check out this video where Chinese boys are sent off to boot-camp style rehabilitation centres to combat Internet addictions.
In 2008 China declared Internet addiction to be a clinical disorder. Teenagers are sent off to the rehabilitation centre in Beijing for three to four months, therapy includes drilling and other treatments. Parents are also encouraged to stay at the camp to enhance effectiveness of the treatment.
The addiction specialist at the rehabilitation centre pointed out that the biggest issue these young adults face is loneliness. He explained to parents their children look for companionship on the Internet when it is not feasible in real life.
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