Detox For Gamers?

"Hi, my name's Matt, and I'm a gamer." While it may sound a bit funny at first, video game addiction isn't a joke for some people. Like gambling, playing games can become an obsession that controls your life. As with any addiction though, there's a detox process, and CBS news has the story.

"Unlike with substance abuse, the biological aspect of video game addiction is uncertain. "Research suggests gambling elevates dopamine," Young says, and gaming is in the same category. But there's more to addiction than brain chemistry. "Even with alcohol, it's not just physical. There's a psychological component to the addiction, knowing 'I can escape or feel good about my life"

I like games, but I've never needed to detox... though maybe it wouldn't have been a bad idea during my fifth month of World of Warcraft. Oh well, I've been WoW free for 4 months now (yes, clap if you must).

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