Electric shocks being given to remove addiction of internet

At a time when the internet seems to have become as integral to humanity as air, water and food, there is a large debate on its benefits up against its demerits. In East China’s Shandong province though, there’s no debate – just electroshock therapy. An internet addiction treatment centre in Linyl has shocked the world after it was revealed that in its now infamous Room 13, patients have been receiving electroshocks to rid them of their ‘addiction’ to the internet. State-run Global Times reported that over 6000 inmates – most of whom are teenagers – have been kept here since 2006.

shockWhat is even more shocking than the revelations of shock therapy being used is that the center was already banned from conduting the procedure in 2009 by the then Ministry of Health. This month it was revealed that the center was still carrying out the procedure, this time under a new name – low-frequency-pulse- electronic acupuncture.

The change in name has not made the procedure any less torturous. Little wonder then that many patients have tried to flee the center.

It is reported that most patients are brought here by parents or relatives, and many often end up spending years ‘recovering.’ Several are not even aware why they are at the centre or what they are supposedly being ‘cured’ of. Unfortunately, the shock therapy is only a part of the entire process.

You can change a messed up mind no matter how much electrical shock you put through it!…these humans will always be addicted to one thing or another!

Teenagers here are reportedly given ideological education in the morning, followed by military training in the afternoon and time for writing diaries – under close survelence – at night.

Some of those who have successfully managed to escape, the report goes on to mention, have never returned home. Others continue to hope they would see the world outside soon. Unless of course, they are passed out from excessive shock treatment.

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