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Do You Have a Healthy Relationship With Social Media?

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At Rockland Recovery Treatment Center in Weymouth, MA, we teach our clients the importance of balancing their interests in healthy moderation. This includes developing a healthy social media relationship. Just like eating disorders and gambling, social media addiction requires professional help to overcome. Additionally, those prone to social media addiction may also become addicted to drugs and alcohol and need a drug addiction treatment program.

What Is Social Media Addiction?

Social media addiction can take over your life if you don’t get help and learn moderation. It can cause you to do poorly in school, lose your job, and even cause accidents if you use your phone while driving. There’s evidence that suggests that social media addiction is related to mental health. This is even more true if you drink or use drugs while harboring a social media obsession.

Signs You Have a Social Media Addiction

Here are three extreme signs that you have become addicted to social media.

Do You Cook Dishes to Show Them on Instagram?

If you have a healthy relationship with social media, you may post things on Facebook, Instagram, or other platforms once or twice a day or even less. So, how would you react in this scenario? You make a gorgeous salad for lunch out of healthy foods. Normally, you grab fast food or warm up something in the microwave. However, your primary motivation is how it will look on your Instagram account.

This might be a sign of social media addiction. When Pinterest or other sites start to motivate your social calendar or life decisions, it might be time to get help. If you have a co-occurring alcohol use disorder, consider entering an alcohol addiction treatment program at Rockland Recovery Treatment Center. We will also address your social media addiction.

You Always Run Live Feeds of What You’re Doing

If you have friends that know what you’re doing every minute of the day, you might have a social media problem. When your posts become more important than connecting with people in person, that’s a sign of social media addiction.

Are You Unhappy When Your Media Posts Don’t Trend Well?

Social media has taken over your life if you feel jealous of people because of their social media posts. It may be normal to feel a twinge of jealousy when you see a friend sharing pictures of their vacation at an exotic location. However, if you constantly check social media to see what everyone else is doing, it’s time to give your phone a rest.

Symptoms of Social Media Addiction

More disturbing signs of social media addiction include the following:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety
  • Dishonesty
  • Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Low success in school and work
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loneliness

Our addiction treatment staff is waiting to help you learn to control and better coping skills. We also offer separate men’s rehab programs and women’s rehab programs for your convenience and comfort. Work on a healthy social media relationship with our help.

Social Media Addiction Treatment

Feelings of low self-esteem, loneliness, and unhappiness can lead to drug and alcohol abuse. If you feel like you need assistance with substance use disorders, check out the drug addiction treatment programs available at Rockland Recovery Treatment Center in Weymouth, MA. Following through with enrollment in one of our programs can help you develop a healthy social media relationship and break free of substance use disorders.

Developing a healthy social media relationship starts with breaking the cycle. We can set you up with the right treatment program for your specific situation. Contact us at 855.732.4842 to find out more about the services available at Rockland Recovery Treatment Center in Weymouth, MA. Let’s work on breaking the addiction together and helping you escape your enslavement to social media and other technology.

Medically Reviewed by Kate Perfetti, LADC II

Kate is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has worked in the field of substance abuse for the last nine years. At Rockland Recovery, Kate works to provide resources to the local community and engage and progress Rockland Recovery’s alumni program.


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