Gladstones is one of only a few clinics worldwide, with a specialised rehab department focusing specifically on therapy for video games and internet addictions. We offer bespoke treatments for those people who are suffering from gaming addiction and the problems caused by excessive and addictive game playing on computers, gaming consoles, videos or online.
Video Games are becoming more and more visually enticing, with improved graphics, exciting accessories, and the growth of online communities. Combine this with the technological era we are living in with more and more people at home in front of computer or television/gaming screens, and we have an explosion of people becoming addicted to their online worlds and virtual realities. This obsession with staying online and playing a video game in an alternate universe can, in extreme cases, cause a multitude of health and mental problems.
These can include:
- Forgetting to eat or sleep
- Depression and mood swings
- Lack of concentration or interest in anything other than gaming
- Missing work or college, failing to achieve or make commitments
- Loss of ambition and responsibility
- Relationship problems
- A ruined social life
- Difficulties in relating to people, particularly family who are not involved in the online community
- Learning difficulties
- Communication problems
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Financial strain
Video Game Addiction does not only affect children, it affects adults too. If your gaming habits are spiraling out of control and your quality of life and relationships are suffering it is time to seek help.
Helping someone to beat the addiction to gaming or internet dependency may require an expertise that a parent, friend or doctor, can’t provide. Gladstones team understand the nature of this obsession and can design a specific therapy programme that will address the reasons why a client is drawn towards spending endless hours in the online/video gaming world and help them to get some balance and control back in life. If you suspect you or someone you care about has a video game problem, please feel call our team at Gladstones to speak to a specialist in confidence right away on 0845 519 9309.
We provide expert help, information, advice and practical solutions for adults and young people with gaming addiction problems. This also includes advice to partners, families and friends of the person with the problem. Our friendly team of experts are dedicated to providing the highest possible level of care based on the individual needs of the client.
If you or a family member are suffering from a gaming dependence problem or are excessively online on your computer and you have had enough, then you have come to the right place. The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone and this is the first step towards doing something about your problem. We completely understand your fear of seeking help, but want to reassure you that we can and will provide a solution.
Our treatment staff have a wide range of experience to offer you the best support 7 days a week. Call now to speak to our dedicated team for help and advice on 0845 519 9309.
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