Video Game Addiction

Of all the addictions that people can suffer from, video game addiction is perhaps a more unusual problem but can still be debilitating to those experiencing it.

Video game addiction is a particularly common amongst teenagers and young people. This is because video games are popular with this age group and they often spend long periods playing games in their rooms.

It is not just video games that people can become addicted to, the internet can also become very addictive. Often people cannot drag themselves away from the internet and the problem is only getting worse with the social networking phenomenon.

Often the problem can be caught before it escalates by encouraging the person to involve themselves in other activities they enjoy and perhaps get out in the community more. However sometimes the problem is severe and the only thing that will help is intervention from professionals.

These addictions sometimes can be misunderstood and brushed off, but if someone you know is spending the majority of their free time gaming or on the internet then it is a sign they could have an addiction.

Video game or internet addiction can be treated with a combination of methods. Residential therapy coupled with a range of activities and community involvement has been shown to be highly effective in treating video game addiction and internet addiction, especially for younger people and teenagers.

Video Game Addiction is an organisation that provides help and advice to those suffering from these addictions. They have a dedicated video game addiction website that offers lots of advice and help.

They also provide referral onto the right treatment centre to help with each person’s particular needs. For more information visit www.videogameaddiction.co.uk

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