While it is typically far clearer when someone has a substance abuse issue, gaming addiction is not always so clear. However, it should be noted, that a gaming addiction can ruin a life just as quickly as a drug addiction. The game becomes the drug of choice for users.
Young addicts are stripped of their social abilities, and older users usually suffer from a deterioration of surrounding relationships and employment issues. Here are a few signs and symptoms of a gaming addiction, along with a few helpful hints as to how to handle an already developed addiction. [Read more…]