Teenage game addict who played online 18 hours a day said the problem lasted his entire life and stopped him from going to school
- The 18-year-old was in the year 10 when his addiction took over
- His 18-hour daily addiction saw him attend only seven days of school year
- His parents tried to cancel the internet and hide his game consoles, but gave up
- Problems started with skin conditions that prevented him from going outside
A former high school student in Sydney has revealed how deep his descent into gaming addiction is, saying he has taken over his life and derailed his education.
The unnamed 18-year-old, now in college and largely weaned from gaming, said he used to hang on a screen 18 hours a day, which meant that he only went to school for seven days from his year school. year.
& # 39; There was nothing else I could do about it … I just refused to go out, & # 39; he said to 9News.
A former high school student in Sydney has revealed his struggle with gambling addiction, which seized his life and nearly destroyed his education (stock image)
The games he was obsessed with were World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and League of Legends.
His parents were so desperate to curb his addiction that they canceled their internet connection and hid his game consoles, but he eventually gave up when he found ways to continue playing.
The games he was obsessed with were World of Warcraft (photo), Call of Duty and League of Legends
His parents were so desperate to curb his addiction that their internet connection was canceled and his game consoles were hiding
Dr. Joanne Orlando, a researcher at the Western University of Sydney who is researching the impact of technology on children, has strengthened the powerful grip games that can handle people's lives.
"Addiction is actually a very extreme state of health," she said.
& # 39; The most similar form of addiction to gambling addiction is something like gambling addiction. & # 39;
She also said that people develop a gambling addiction at the expense of other aspects of their lives, such as social life.
She also said that people develop a gambling addiction at the expense of other aspects of their lives, such as social life
The addicted gambling addict said the problems started when he & # 39; an extremely bad case of eczema & # 39; developed and that gaming relieved the resulting depression.
The addicted gambling addict said he had used gaming to make friends, some he met in person, so in a way gaming helped him remove his self-imposed isolation.
Dr. Orlando acknowledged that research has shown that it can be useful to play good quality games.
The solution to the problem of gambling addiction, she says, is to talk about it openly without being judgmental.
The former game addict now studies an Advanced Science and Medicine diploma and spends only three hours of gaming a day.