Technology is The New Oxygen

Written By: Gentle Path

Dr. Erica Sarr, primary therapist at Gentle Path at The Meadows, facilitated an educational webinar titled Addiction Interaction in Young Adults: Drugs, Sex & Tech for clinical professionals August 24, 2017. Dr. Sarr, who specializes in the intersection of sexuality, mental health, and technology, touched on topics such as porn use in young adults, gaming addictions, drug abuse, and age normative behaviors for young adults during the 45-minute presentation.

In the following excerpt from the webinar, Dr. Sarr talks about the proliferation of technology in our society, including the fact that up to 60% of individuals in the United States use some sort of smartphone technology in daily life. Technology has been a boon to our society, allowing for an increased connection between individuals, countries, and cultures. It has also increased the anxiety individuals feel due to the fear of missing out. Watch this short video to learn about the impact of technology on our society.

In the full video, Dr. Sarr describes the addiction interaction between drugs, sex, and technology as we have seen it play out in patients at the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare family of specialized treatment programs. To view the full recording of the webinar go to

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has made a commitment to offering a series of webinars designed for working professionals. The short courses offer real-world applicable knowledge clinical professionals can use in their work with patients struggling with addiction, trauma, and co-occurring conditions. Webinars are presented during the lunch hour and provide professional development opportunities while earning continuing education credit or NBCC clock hour for attendance.

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November 11th, 2017

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