Technological Addictions: The New Frontier of Addiction Psychiatry
Petros Levounis, MD, MA
Addiction to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, benzodiazepines, cannabis, and opioids can be devastating, but video games, online porn, internet gaming, Internet gambling, and other technological addictions can be every bit as addictive. These addictions can have real-world ramifications and lead to the loss of jobs, money, and loved ones. As technology becomes integrated into every facet of modern life, these technological addictions are becoming increasingly prevalent. This session will inform healthcare professionals about the addictive potential of technology and help them view these addictions as legitimate psychiatric conditions worthy of medical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
This presentation was recorded at the 2022 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.