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Digital Dependency Treatment

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 the 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 every before. Given their easy access, these issues affect people of all ages and genders. Problematic digital dependency, namely video games and internet technology, is characterized by an unhealthy over-consumption of digital technology. 

 

Goal

Our Team of qualified professionals embraces a client-centered approach while providing education and harm reduction strategies to help attain a healthy balance and establish boundaries between reality and the cyber world. 

 

Cost

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 presentation of a valid OHIP card.

 

Contact

Centre for Problem Gambling and Digital Dependency (Windsor)

Centre for Problem Gambling and Digital Dependency
Dr. Y. Emara Centre for Healthy Aging and Mobility

1453 Prince Road,

Windsor, Ontario N9C 3Z4

 

Centre for Problem Gambling and Digital Dependency (Leamington)

Ambulatory Care Wing (just outside Emergency Department)

Erie Shores Healthcare

194 Talbot West

Leamington, ON  N8H 1N9

 

Phone

519.254.2112

 

Fax

519.254.0093

 

Email

 

Hours 

Windsor Program

Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Leamington Program

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

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

1.888.230.3505 

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.