Video Game Addiction in Nottingham.

game-consol-JpeggGaming Addiction has affected students in Nottingham. Addicts play up to sixteen hours a day, have trouble sleeping and loose touch with real life.

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Nottingham Trent Student Ashley Harrison said he used to be addicted: ” I used to wake up at nine in the morning go to bed at eleven at night and that would just be constant gaming”

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League of legends has 70 million players worldwide and has lead to addiction in some people. The game is played online, the aim is to destroy your enemy’s base take over the ‘Nexus’.

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Broadway lodge in Weston Super Mayre is one of the only treatment facilities for this type of disorder. They have a twelve step programme which is focused on rehabilitation and acceptance.

“People affected by Video Game addiction can really suffer.”

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Development Director Peter Smith: ” The majority of people will play games and get a lot of enjoyment out of it. However 2 to 3 percent for whom this becomes an issue and people affected by Video Game addiction can really suffer.”

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Dr. Daria Kuss is a lecturer in applied psychology and has written several papers on video game addiction.

 

For more information on video game addiction or for help with addiction contact Broadway lodge on: 01934 812319

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