Video Game Addiction
Computer and Video Game Addiction In Teenagers Symptoms And Treatment
Most teens are able to enjoy the occasional video game while successfully balancing school activities, grades, friends, and family obligations. But for an estimated 10 to 15 percent of gamers, gaming has become an uncontrollable compulsion that causes them to neglect their family, friends, work, and school.
Like other compulsive behaviors, video game addiction is best treated with a comprehensive, individualized program. For children and teens, CRC’s wilderness therapy programs and therapeutic boarding schools are an effective alternative to traditional one-on-one counseling. By placing teens in an environment that is free of computers and video games, they can focus on the underlying issues, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and rebuild relationships with family and friends.
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