Video Game Addiction

Video game addiction is a real issue, but it is also possible that we do not understand the actual definition. A recent study indicated that about 90% of all gamers have a healthy gaming habit because they do not have developmental, social, or emotional complications. Studies found that long-time gamers suffered pathological disorders and have a lot of difficulties disengaging from the habit without professional gaming addiction treatment.

What is video game addiction?

It is prevalent in young men.

Addiction specialists state that men below age 30 suffer from addictions because they have low self-esteem and difficulty finding their way through life. They do not have enough support to help them form meaningful friendships and stock several unhealthy habits to deal with stress and anxiety.

There is a thin line between enthusiasm and addiction

Most people have a lot of enthusiasm for video games, but they can easily slide into addiction because they do not know the boundary between healthy and unhealthy routines. Signs of real gaming addiction may include:

  • Disrupted sleep
  • An urge to play when you should work or be in school
  • Anxiety and irritability when you are not gaming

Gaming addiction is a real addiction

Gaming addicts deserve the same treatment rehab as other addicts because their bodies and mind exhibit real addiction symptoms. It is essential to regard yourself in the same light to absorb all the skills needed to resolve the addiction. Researchers consider gaming an actual addiction because the results trigger dopamine and motivate one to maintain the addiction.

Game developers know what makes people tick, and they include rewards that encourage consistent effort to stir the feeling of accomplishment. Gaming is somewhat similar to gambling and has the following in-built features to keep up your addiction:

  • High scores to keep you focused to the end
  • The ultimate goal of earning the first spot
  • Ability to create multiple characters and play a virtual role that lets you assume virtual confidence and lets you go of your real responsibility
  • The journey to discover and explore other games and tricks which give you better scores
  • A virtual social platform where you meet other players with the same mindset

 Therefore, you must begin treatment in an environment that allows you to detox and retrain your neural functions from the technology addiction.

Signs of a gaming addiction

Many people play video games as a hobby and maintain a responsible routine that maintains stable emotions and mental clarity. The physical and emotional symptoms of addiction include:

  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Irritability and restlessness
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Isolation from society
  • Dual diagnosis of anxiety and depression
  • Preoccupation with gaming when you are ways from the gaming device

We at Omega deal with behavior and mental complications that arise from video game addiction. We have a firm opinion that you will benefit from the combination of treatments in our inpatient treatment program. Allow us to give you a personalized consultation that answers all questions for your treatment, a loved one or an employee. Fill in your insurance details for verification to initiate the admission process.


Evidence-based Modalities for Treatments

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.

Omega Recovery’s Chief Clinical Officer
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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