In recent years, the use of cell phones has reached an all-time high. Today, you will see more people with cell phones than without. With the use so high, it makes sense that we will see concerns about addiction to cell phone use. In fact, the problem has grown to now include a new disorder known as Nomophobia. This disorder refers to the irrational fear of losing your cell phone. The disorder is receiving so much attention that Morningside Recovery is receiving praise for its treatment program for the problem.
Why is Nomophobia Becoming a Problem?
The disorder is gaining attention because it’s affecting millions of individuals each day. With so much technology and information at our fingertips, it can feel impossible to put your phone down. However, the constant activity can make it hard to reconnect with the real world. Individuals who’re constantly checking their phones for activity can find it hard to maintain healthy relationships with loved ones. Instead of talking with your significant other, you may be scrolling through social media. Instead of catching up with family, you could be responding to work emails. What’s worse, the simple idea of placing your phone down can cause you great anxiety and stress.
The Nomophobia program at Morningside Recovery works with individuals to help them put down their phones without any negative emotions. Instead of feeling anxious or worrisome, individuals can feel calm and confident in ignoring their phones for long periods of time. This unplugged period can allow clients to reconnect with the world around them and rebuild the relationships they have with loved ones.
Fighting Nomophobia with Morningside Recovery
If you or a loved one is suffering from Nomophobia, reach out to the Morningside Recovery staff for help. Our addiction therapy services and programs can be the help you need to regain control of your life. To learn about our rehab programs, call today at 855-631-2135.