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In EP 5 of the MedCircle Podcast “It’s All In Your Head”, host Jackie Colbeth interviews Dr. Hilarie Cash on what it’s like to treat digital addiction.

Dr. Hilarie Cash has been working on treating digital addiction since the 90’s. In 2009, she co-founded reSTART Life which is the nation’s first and foremost treatment program for different online addictions such as internet addiction, phone addiction, digital addiction, social media addiction, and more—and underlying mental health conditions.

Currently, Dr. Cash serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at reSTART Life and she’ll share more about why she finds this field so important and why and how digital addiction impacts millions of people today.

00:00 Intro
00:58 This week’s guest
02:24 The rise of digital addiction & treatment
04:50 How to combat digital addiction
06:35 Age groups at risk for internet addiction
08:05 How to prevent internet addiction
22:39 The dangers of virtual reality
26:02 How to spot the symptoms of digital addiction
33:51 How treatment works – reSTART Life
39:57 What to do when your job is online
42:50 Federal / state regulations for digital addiction
47:59 How to get back to normal life after treatment
52:30 The power of AA meetings for digital addiction
59:01 Understanding the brain of someone battling digital addiction
01:02:07 Jackie’s recap

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