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Digital Dependency Treatment

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact Community Crisis Services at 519.973.4435 or go to your nearest Emergency Department. 

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact community crisis services at 519-973-4435 or go to your nearest emergency department.

While the use of technology has brought about some fantastic advances and made certain tasks much easier, the reliance that presents itself has led to skyrocketing rates of digital dependency and addiction. Wearable technology, virtual reality, and smartphones are just some of the devices which have helped “digitized” our lives more than ever before. Given their easy access, these issues affect people of all ages and genders. Problematic digital dependency, namely video games, overuse of smartphones and internet technology, is characterized by unhealthy over-consumption of digital technology. 



Our team of qualified professionals embraces a client-centered approach while providing education, harm reduction strategies as well as abstinence from problematic use to help attain a healthy balance and establish boundaries between reality and the cyber world. 



The Centre for Problem Gambling and Digital Dependency at HDGH is funded by the Addictions Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Services are provided at no cost to you upon the presentation of a valid OHIP card.


Central Registration

Upon arrival at HDGH please present to the Central Registration Department, prior to proceeding to your appointment. Central Registration is located within the main entrance, across from the Courtyard Café.


Please arrive 15 min before your appointment in order to allow enough time to register.




Centre for Problem Gambling and Digital Dependency (Windsor)

Dr. Fouad Tayfour Regional Rehabilitation Centre

1453 Prince Road,

Windsor, Ontario N9C 3Z4


Services are also available at: 

South Essex Community Council (S.E.C.C.)

215 Talbot St. East 

Leamington, ON  N8H 3X5

Call 519-326-8629 ext. 361 to book  your appointment



For those seeking services please call 519-254-2112








Windsor Program

Monday and Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm 


For 24 Hour crisis assistance, call the Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (OPGH)



Families’ and Friends’ Role in Promoting Safety

Family members and friends play an important role in patient safety. Encouraging attendance of appointments, taking medications and asking to be involved in understanding and facilitating treatment plans is recommended among family members and friends.  If family members and friends have serious concerns about a loved one’s safety and well-being please utilize emergency (911) or crisis hotline (519-973-4435) services or locations (nearest emergency room or crisis centre) as needed. You are always allowed to provide us with information however we may not be able to relay information/feedback to you directly.  For any important messages the hospital contact information is provided on this website under the Contacts link. Thank you for your role in promoting safety.