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About Our Program

As part of the Addiction Recovery Management Service, Massachusetts General Hospital offers treatment for teenagers and young adults aged 13-26 struggling with gaming disorder, gambling disorder, and overuse of digital technology.

Our program is led by Kyle Faust, PhD, a clinical psychologist trained at reSTART, the first U.S. treatment center dedicated to gaming disorder. Patients benefit from evidence-based therapies tailored to their specific needs.

Our Approach

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Every patient undergoes an initial assessment to evaluate the severity of their symptoms.
  • Tailored Therapy: We provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) customized for gaming disorder, overuse of digital technology, or gambling disorder.
  • Co-occurring Conditions: Our treatments can be adapted for patients with co-occurring conditions like major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders.
  • Motivational Interviewing: For those less motivated to seek treatment, we offer motivational interviewing to help them engage in the recovery process.
  • Referrals: If a higher level of care is needed, we provide referrals for additional treatment.

Our goal is to help young people regain control of their lives and develop healthier relationships with technology.