Porn and gambling addicts to have therapy paid for by insurance giant Aviva

Porn and gambling addicts to have therapy paid for by insurance giant Aviva


 The firm has launched a policy for companies to cover workers who need treatment for internet related disorders  The health insurance provides help for those addicted to pornography, gambling, gaming, social media and online shopping  Dr Doug Wright, of Aviva, revealed to the Daily Mail: “Addictions can have a huge impact on an individual’s mental wellbeing, and to there home and working life    “The internet and smartphone apps are leading to technology-driven addictions such as online gaming and sensation-seeking entertainment, as well as preoccupation with social media “Aviva’s new cover – Mental Health Pathways Plus – is a direct response to evidence linking round-the-clock access to social media, the internet and smartphones, to addictive behaviour  The policy is available to companies and organisations employing more than 250 people, with children aged 13 and over covered by their parents’ policy      Eytan Alexander, of UK Addiction Treatment centres said: “The internet has created a world in which we can socialise, source information, create, game, work, shop and never switch off ” Treatment options under Aviva’s policy include face-to-face therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy, remote sessions by phone or video link and in-patient treatment  Mental health clinic the Priory (took out comma) says you could be an addict if your use of the internet has a “detrimental affect on your everyday life”

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