Treating Internet Dependency

Our approach

In terms of treatment, internet dependency requires an approach similar to other dependencies. Even though they do not use psychoactive substances, internet-dependent individuals develop new neuronal pathways of pleasure that make them prefer escaping to the virtual world to get instant gratification.

The treatment for internet dependency offered by Clinique Nouveau Départ – EHN Canada consists of a combination of:

  • A medical and psychiatric assessment
  • A psychometric assessment
  • Psychotherapy specializing in the treatment of dependencies

With internet dependency cases, it is also important to properly assess the seriousness of the internet dependency and the personality type and above all, eliminate comorbidities. We take an integrated cognitive-behavioural support approach, including group therapy and sometimes drug therapy. We also offer specialized approaches to treat internet sexual addiction.

How we can help you

Before the beginning of each treatment, the Clinique Nouveau Départ – EHN Canada team carefully assesses your profile, as well as the different co-occurring physical, emotional, behavioural and other conditions, in addition to factors that could facilitate remission.

This initial assessment is accompanied by a complete medical checkup. The levels of care are tailored to your specific condition and two program types are available:


  • Understand your addiction as a disease
  • Understand how your addictions impacts your life and the people around you
  • Develop an abstinence and relapse-prevention plan
  • Manage relapse triggers and warning signs (stress, etc.)

Following this intensive period, weekly outpatient follow-ups are offered, including group and individual sessions to allow patients to gain the skills they need to return to their respective communities.

Throughout the entire treatment period, patients will benefit from counselling services as well as medical services.

You Suffer from Cyber Dependence?

Our team is available 24/7. We encourage you to contact us. We will answer your questions confidentially.

1 (888) 488-2611

What is Internet Dependency?

Internet dependency, like other dependence disorders, is characterized by an uncontrollable, insatiable need to use the internet. Internet dependency is governed by the same principle as affective disorders, with the dependent person developing an obsession and their activities becoming increasingly centred on this behaviour. The user’s obsession with online activities ends up disconnecting them from reality.

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