Rehab 4 Addiction offers a comprehensive 28 day computer gaming rehabilitation programme for those suffering from a gaming addiction. The very idea of ‘gaming rehab’ was laughable a short 15 years ago. This addiction is a relatively new phenomena. New technologies have sparked a vast increase in the number of gamers, particularly ‘online’ gamers. The gaming industry is mighty. Even the filming industry is dwarfed by the size of the gaming industry. This has caused a corresponding increase in the number of people who have developed a gaming addiction and now require professional rehabilitation services to get better.
Gaming addiction rehabilitation is now well-established and recognised by the scientific and medical community. Gaming addiction has many negative consequences, including family breakdown and child neglect. In fact, gaming addiction is often as destructive as substance abuse. If you or a loved one suffer from a gaming addiction, please read the below message very carefully.
Playing computer games releases dopamine in the brain's reward centre. Dopamine is feel good hormone released during pleasurable activities. A gaming addiction means dopamine is released in unnatural quantities. Thus the gamer’s brain becomes tolerant to dopamine as a result. Gamers need to play computer games constantly in order to maintain normal levels of dopamine.
A gaming addiction is similar to a gambling addiction: both are classed as an Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). Withdrawal symptoms occur when gaming is withheld from the addict. Such symptoms typically include irritability or anxiety when the addict cannot play computer games. Sufferers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are particularly at risk of developing an addiction to gaming.
Signs and symptoms of computer game addiction include:
Rehab 4 Addiction offers gaming rehab treatment throughout the United Kingdom. Gaming rehab begins with the management of withdrawal symptoms. All rehab centres offering gaming rehabilitation are residential in nature. Patients must live within the centre for the entire duration of their treatment. We typically recommend a 28 day rehabilitation programme, although patients may attend for as little as seven days.
Below we list some of the benefits of undergoing residential rehabilitation for gaming addiction:
Once residential treatment draws to a conclusion a comprehensive relapse prevention and aftercare plan is put in place. Our rehab centres also put patients in touch with an Online Gamers Anonymous programme taking place in their immediate area.
Our gaming rehabilitation programme is available to NHS and privately paying patients. We also accept payment by way of a medical insurance policy. Allow our team of qualified experts to steer you towards a gaming-free future. Call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690 or complete the enquiry form.