Huai'an Internet Addiction Treatment Center

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Huai'an Internet Addiction Treatment Center is a boot camp styled so-called treatment center for Internet Addiction Disorder, which is a claimed illness not included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

It is located near the town of Huai'an in the Jiangsu province in China.

Despite that the government did introduce a ban against all present threatment methods against the claimed illness, the camp continues to exist.

Program structure[redigér]

According to a staff member they use military-style methods such as total immersion and physical training on their detainees <ref name="gt">Internet addicts back after boot camp breakout, by Zou Le, Global Times, June 8, 2010</ref>.

The detainees wake up at 5 am and go to bed at 9:30 pm <ref name=gt/>.

The daily schedule include two hours of physical training apart from courses in calligraphy and traditional Chinese philosophy <ref name=gt/>.

In the news[redigér]

A number of teenagers trying to escape this camp in June 2010 were caught by the police and returned to the camp <ref>Police nab teens escaping Net boot camp, by Wang Xiang, Shanghai Daily News, June 7, 2010</ref>

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