Am I a video game addict? Only you can decide. But if you come to me for therapy, here’s what I’m going to look for. See how many of the following apply to you. Preoccupation If you’re addicted to something, you often spend a lot of time thinking about it in some way when you … Continue reading Am I a video game addict?
Engineering Addiction I’ve got a background in math and science, as well as education and counseling. So when I get to thinking about how addiction works, I tend to think about it nerdistically (OK, not a word, but you get it). I ask questions like “what holds it in place, what feeds it, what keeps … Continue reading How Addiction Works
Video games are everywhere, and most people play some of them, perhaps a lot of them. Unfortunately, there are a few people who become badly addicted to them. Any highly stimulating or pleasurable activity can become an addiction, it turns out. But many people say "Really? Are you kidding me? Addiction is something like heroin … Continue reading Video Game Addiction