Stop video game addiction now with these two instant download books for adults, teens, and children addicted to video games or computers. Learn exactly how to help someone addicted to video games or the internet with these step-by-step manuals.
It has been estimated that 1 in 10 gamers show behavior patterns associated with video game addiction (although the exact numbers vary depending on research methodology).
Given that almost all children in the United States now play video games, it is safe to assume that many parents are struggling with children addicted to computer games. With approximately 60 million children of game playing age in the United States (give or take a few million), even if we use a very conservative estimate that 1 in 20 children are addicted to video games, this still translates into thousands and thousands of addicted child and adolescent gamers plus thousands more adults who are addicted to video games.
Unfortunately, adults who are addicted to video games and the parents of children addicted to video games have had few resources to turn to for help. For example…
There are very few psychologists in North America and Europe who specialize in treating video game addiction. So, unless you happen to live near one and can afford the fees, this is not an option (true for the vast majority of parents).
Treatment facilities specializing in video game addictions have started to appear in recent years, but with fees ranging from $10,000 - $80,000, this is an option for very few people.
Although one may be able to find a few helpful tips online for video game addiction, they are often quite simplistic ("Find something else to do"), potentially misleading ("There is no such thing as video game addiction - it's just harmless fun"), and unlikely to be adequate for someone who is truly addicted to video games.
So, many video game addicts and parents of addicts search for video game addiction books. As a psychologist with a special interest in helping those addicted to video games, I have also tried to find good video game addiction books so that I could provide my clients (and also those who email me for advice) with helpful reading material.
Unfortunately, many books on video game addiction - although potentially interesting for understanding the behavior - do not focus on what to actually do to stop video game addiction. Instead these books may examine academic research, theories of addiction, and the history of video games. Furthermore, many video game addiction books are now very outdated. Given how rapidly technology advances, this is quite understandable. A book on video game addiction published just two or three years ago will already be outdated. The games described in the books may no longer be popular and previous strategies to stop video game addiction may no longer be advised because newer, more effective techniques have been developed.
To address both of these problems with video game addiction books (limited focus on the specific steps to overcome it and also, outdated information), TechAddiction now offers two instant download books on video game addiction.
The Computer, Internet, and Video Game Addiction Book, is intended for adults who recognize that they have obsessive online or gaming habits and want to make necessary life changes. The manual is in the style of a workbook and contains many exercises for assessing the extent of the problem, how it has impacted one's life, developing motivation to change, and taking decisive actions to develop healthier online and / or video game habits. Compared to other internet and video game addiction books, this manual is updated several times per year and is focused on describing specific strategies to help addicted users regain control of their lives.
How to Help Children Addicted to Video Games - A Guide for Parents is the second book released by TechAddiction. Although it is mostly intended for primary caregivers, others who are trying to stop child or teen video game addiction (e.g., psychologists, schools, social workers, mental, health organizations) may also find it helpful. Unlike other video game addiction books (especially those written for parents), this book is focused on providing specific suggestions and step-by-step instructions on exactly how to encourage and enforce healthier video game habits, or if necessary, ban a game entirely. And of course, it is always up to date with numerous new additions every year.
If you or someone you care about is addicted to video games or the internet, you can download these practical, solution-focused video game addiction books by following the links below:
Download The Computer, Internet, and Video Game Addiction Book
Download How to Help Children Addicted to Video Games - A Guide for Parents
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