Social media is one of the most powerful tools that we use every day, connecting us to the world and the people around us. Even we, at the Providence Project, use social media daily to connect with our Alumni and read messages from people looking for help and advice. However, despite its many benefits, it can also be highly addictive, distracting us from what is happening around us and preventing us from truly connecting.
While it is easy to fall into the trap of scrolling through social media platforms for hours on end, feeling the same pleasure associated with gambling or cocaine, in the end, many are left feeling unproductive and disconnected from the world around them.
If you are in this category, this article is for you, because here we’ll share some tips from our experts on how to break social media addiction.
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Social media addiction is a real problem that can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. While the tips and strategies discussed in this article can prevent addiction, sometimes you need more specialised help to break free from the grip of social media.
However, if you are still worried about your or a loved one’s social media abuse, we can help you. At the Providence Projects we have some amazing therapists who have experience in compulsive behaviours and process addictions. While you may not recognise your abuse of these platforms as a problem, the very fact that you are researching the topic is good enough reason to contact us. We can get you assessed right away.