Video Game and Technology Addiction Treatment
Video Gaming Addiction (VGA) and other extreme and excessive forms of compulsive technology use fall into the process addiction category. Process addictions are considered behavioral addictions that involve a compulsion to engage in rewarding non-substance-related behavior. Sometimes, these are called a natural reward despite the negative consequences to the person’s physical, mental, social, or financial well-being.
Young adult males who become entangled in these process addictions often have a strong history of social isolation, due to the “pseudo-connection” they often feel as a gamer in a virtual world. As humans, we are hard-wired for social connection, and when deprived of it, are prone to engage in behaviors which essentially medicate this need.
Frequent occurring behavioral health conditions can also include:
- Autism Spectrum
- Obsessive Compulsive Behavior
- Learning Disabilities
- Impulse Control Disorders
At the Greenfield Recovery Center, we use a whole person approach in treating the following:
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