Addiction Classification

Trapped inside a virtual world…

A big step into taking the fight against gaming addiction was recently made as the World Health Organisation finally recognised this addiction as a real health problem. While several countries beforehand did see it as an actual addiction this conformation by a worldwide health body will mean that all countries will start to take this matter seriously and will hopefully lead to specialist treatment facilities being created for those who need it.

I classify gaming addicition as something similar to gambling addiction. It’s too easy for people just to say “Just stop playing!” without even realising just how hard that is. Some people spend all day, every day gaming, pissing in bottles, forgetting to shower, not even eating. The virtual world provides all that they need, and that’s terrifying to feel trapped inside. This could of course lead to parents who do not understand the seriousness of the condition to misclassify their children simply because they play a lot of games but let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

In the meantime if you do feel as though you need help this will hopefully lead to some much needed assistance for yourself, so hang in there. That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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