Gaming Addiction Treatment

There are millions of people across the globe that spend a lot of time enjoying video games. A lot of people spend more time than they should or would like to while playing games. However, this does not always mean that there is a video game addiction. If the person starts to spend a great deal of time while gaming and has some related symptoms, then it might be time to look for gaming addiction treatment to get some help. 

Why Seek Treatment for Gaming Addiction?

You must be able to recognize a problem and treat the gaming addiction while in the early stages. Just like any other type of addiction, a gaming addiction (gaming disorder) may have a serious impact on your social life, education, work, and family relationships. 

Know the Symptoms Involved 

There can be many symptoms of gaming addiction, and the overall severity will be different from one person to the next. Other stressors may also cause some symptoms. So, it is not always fair to assume that gaming is the sole cause of issues. A few of the symptoms often pointing to the need for gaming addiction treatment include: 

  • Fixation on gaming to the point that you constantly think about the game and counting downtime until you can play again.
  • Using gaming as a way to halt negative moods like hopelessness, anxiety, or guilt.
  • Going into self-imposed isolation so that you can guarantee you will have plenty of uninterrupted play.
  • Wanting to spend more and more time gaming.
  • Showing signs of withdrawal if gaming gets taken away, including irritability, anxiety, depression, and restlessness.
  • Deception regarding the amount of time is spent gaming.
  • There could be an increase in symptoms and a level of depression, which may lead to aggression. 

Some people who need gaming addiction treatment may find that other activities will be impacted. There might be a loss of interest in hobbies, entertainment, and real-life relationships. Along with the risk of losing a career opportunity, current job, or a drop in grades, there could be persistent fatigue because of a loss of sleep. 

Those involved in excessive gaming will usually not realize how many problems they are actually causing. There could be a resistance to cut back on the amount of time gaming or numerous failed attempts to quit or slow down.

It is important to note that just because someone spends a lot of time gaming, it will not necessarily mean a gaming addiction to worry about. If there are some of the signs listed above, you may want to talk to a professional about gaming addiction and the right treatment plan. Here at Omega Recovery, we can work with you or your loved one to address potential gaming addiction. 

Do you need gaming addiction treatment for yourself, a loved one, or an employee? We are always here to help at Omega Recovery. Get in touch with us today to verify your insurance or talk with our intake team about other benefits from getting help for such an addiction.

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Building on the pioneering work of Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Omega created cutting edge protocols combined with the best evidence-based modalities to meaningfully and effectively treat young people struggling with substance addiction, mental health and/or tech addiction issues.

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Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, explains in his book “Glow Kids” how modern-day technology is equally if not more dopaminergic(addictive) than drugs and alcohol. Considered a leading expert in digital addiction, he has clinically worked with 1,000 individuals and written about the subject for Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, Solan, and FOX News, and has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC’s 20/20, the CBS Evening News, CNN, FOX & Friends, NPR, and in Esquire, New York magazine, and Vanity Fair.

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