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Solution Focused Social Interest: A Targeted Approach to Treating Internet Addiction
Charles R. Crews, Janet G. Froeschle, and Jiaqi Li
Counselors who use a combination of solution focused group counseling techniques combined with existential theology, stress management techniques, and Adlerian social interest can curtail Internet addiction, improve relationships, and consequently, emotional health. The Solution Focused Social Interest Program offers positive social interactions through group sessions and community involvement for those overusing the Internet. Those addicted to the Internet learn healthy, productive ways to find meaning and connectedness in life as a result of this program. A definition and history of Internet addiction, profiles of those who overuse technology, consequences of Internet addiction, and theology/rationale precede a description of The Solution Focused Social Interest Program.