Recommended books:


Cyber Junkie by Kevin Roberts

Video Games and Your Kids by Hilarie Cash and Kim McDaniel

Caught in the Web and Tangled in the Web by Kimberly Young

Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide edited by Kimberly Young 

Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind by Dr. Gary Small

Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality by Dr. Elias Aboujaoude

ReWired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn by Dr. Larry Rosen

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

Alone Together: Why We expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other by Dr. Sherry Turkle

Game Addiction: The Experience and the Effects by Neils Clark and P. Shavaun Scott

Unplugged: My Journey Into the Dark World of Video Game Addiction by Dr. Ryan Van Cleave

How to Help Children Addicted to Video Games - A Guide for Parents by Dr. Brent Conrad, a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating adults, teens, and children addicted to video games

Websites that are very helpful to parents who have children who are at risk for video game and/or cyber addiction or have crossed the line into addictive behavior include: The Center for Media and Child Health (Harvard), The Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Harvard), The Internet Safety Zone, Netfamilynews, Connectsafely, The Internet Safety Zone, reSTART, Children’s Digital Media Center (UCLA and Cal State LA),,,

Some teens require an intensive, resdiential approach to both technology and cyber-sex addiction. For "tech" addiction go to and for sex addiction go to

If you are a parent of an 18 year old  (or young adult) who is in need of residential treatment, contact reSTART, the nation's first retreat center program designed specifically for technology related process addictions.