Tech addict applauds Vic High student lesson

Worst effects of technology dependence led to asking for help

Re: Digital dependency tested (News, March 6)

I wholeheartedly applaud these young men and women and anyone who might be struggling to break free from technology addiction.

I, too, was once powerless over my addiction. I hit a rock-bottom and got the help I needed, after many run-ins with the police over my Internet behaviour. I was told I could not access the Internet at home, the library or Camosun College. I admitted I was powerless over technology and that my life had become unmanageable. That was two years ago and I have never looked back.

Today I do not have a home computer, a laptop, a tablet, a cellphone or an iPod. I am working on giving up my cable and making an effort to only watch TV with an antenna and only listen to local radio stations. I still have a landline phone in case of emergencies.

I feel I have beat my addiction. I can do it, anyone can do it.

Richard Lebrun