Video Game Addiction Help
Is my child or am I addicted to Video Games?
Here at Forte Strong, we get asked this question daily and we have addressed this issue a few times within our blog.
In order to answer that question, you first have to understand what video game addiction really is. Many people play video games (who doesn’t have at least one game on their phone?); however, most people are not addicted to video games. That’s not to say that it isn’t a big problem. The American Psychiatric Association defines addiction as, “a chronic brain disease that causes compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences”. In this case, the substance being used is video games. The harmful consequences might include missing sleep, neglecting physical health, getting poor grades, ignoring responsibility, and many other harmful consequences.
If you or your son only plays video games once in a while and have no problem stopping, then it’s probably not an addiction. However, if you think that video games are interfering with everyday life and the ability to function as a responsible person, it’s time to seek help for video game addiction.
That’s why we’ve created a FREE SIX Daily Email course to share some basic insights on how to understand, approach, and create a plan to help overcome this addiction. We know gaming addiction can be hard to overcome on your own, so we want to offer video game addiction help to those in need.