Satan’s influence, Lawlessness and Addiction: Inside Surrey’s Five (£5,000)-per-month video gaming addiction centre in the UK. Also, ‘Welcome to NEOM, the world’s foremost addiction center and hub for gaming and e-gaming. Come and play 24/7! No treatment centers to be found. Keep playing, until it is too late.’
The Telegraph.co.uk October 8, 2019. James Cook.
When I was first told I might be addicted to video games, I was sure they were wrong.
Yes, I admit it, I have spent countless hours playing games like the Elder Scrolls and Grand Theft Auto and have always loved gaming, but who doesn’t?
Surely I didn’t fit the profile of an addict? Despite my scepticism, the advice after a phone call with a psychotherapist at UK Addiction Treatment Centres (UKAT) was clear.
I exhibited the symptoms of an addict and was urged to undergo a “strong intervention” to curb my love of gaming and prevent it from damaging my relationships and personal life.