game addiction

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  1. bywayside

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    video game addiction is it a real problem....?
     
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    it can be. I've known people who played 10 or 12 hours a day, or more, complete an entire game, all missions, defeat the end guy, in one sitting.
    thats a problem.
    when it interferes with daily life, prevents a person from fulfilling responsibilities, liek work, relationships,
    that's a problem
     
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    I could play 15 hours in a day!!!!
     
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    I have a friend from College who was really into D&D. But then after college got out of it for a time. Eventually, he got hooked up with Neverwinter nights online. He played most of the day and night. Everytime I asked him to go out he couldn't be cause his dwarf/Elf/human/whatever -ranger/fighter/mage/whatever was doing such and such. In fact it go to the point that thats all he talked about. I helped him get a job that he lost because he spent all night "gaming" and just didn't show up for work. He met a girl online moved in with her and now they enable each other living a fantasy life online as their real one goes down the toilet. Yeah, I think theres problems with gaming.
     
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    definatelt a problem when people play so much they have no real life, and negelect their life and those around them, if your playing 10-20 hours a day you can't be doing what your supose to be doing, plus your living in a fantasy world, not God's world, not living His plan for your life.
     
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    thats why I sold all my game systems.
     
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    Do NOT even think about taking my Nintendo DS away from me! NO. I do NOT have a problem!



    Seriously, games are no different than any other thing that can consume our lives. For some it's sports, TV, food, s*x, career....Anything that consumes us other than the Lord, is idolotry.
    Games can be addictive, but so can most anything when we raise it to a place that only belongs to God.



    Now, let me get back to my game.

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    Good for you! Glad to hear you werre able to straighten it up.
     
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    oh but its not gone I still have the problem. my nephew had a birthday party and brought a psp I don't think i stop playing it for more than 5 minute's


    talk about rude.
     
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    no, addictions rarely go away. it's up to you to continue to battle it and not give in. there will always be temptations.
     
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    so true so true!
     
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    I think after a while a person gets used to not living with the addiction being a daily part of their lives and maybe it gets easier. But we can neve rlet our guard down and think it's gone and we don't have to fight it anymore.
     
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    This trivializes the meaning of "addiction." Does anyone out there get the shakes and see pink elephants when they go cold turkey from computer games?
     
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    Defining addiction:The person needs more and more of substance or behavior to help them keep going.
     
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    Compulsive video gaming is a psychological disorder.
     
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    If the person goes without becomes irritable\miserable\ angry/violent \depressed.
     
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    Just like gambling it elevates dopamine.
     
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    The game life can seem more appalling than real life replacing emotional life with loved ones and wife/husband.
     
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    it destroys social development/jeopardizes jobs/person becomes isolated\lie about time spent on game.

    Physical symptoms: carpal tunnel syndrome\sleep disturbances\back and neck pain\neglect of Hygiene and health.

    they have detox programs in Amsterdam for this problem.
     
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    ad⋅dic⋅tion  /əˈdɪk[​IMG]ʃən/ [​IMG] Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-dik-shuh[​IMG]n] [​IMG]
    –noun the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.


    dictionary.com

    video game addiction is a recoginzed addiction, and mental disorder.
    http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/2008/05/07/addiction-to-video-games-a-growing-concern.html


    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/03/health/webmd/main1773956.shtml

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2009-04-20-gaming-addiction_N.htm


    billwald, you try minnimize the fact of the effects of addicitons in people lives. I've known alocholocs and drug addicts, none of which saw pink elephants, and a drug addict close to me never even had the shakes. maybe they weren't addictied after all. Just because you've never had this addiction, don't tell others it isn't real. For others it may be very real. If you've never expereiced it you wouldn't know.
     

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