Gaming addiction Rehab center

Our purpose at The Edge is to break the participant’s dependency on gaming and help him develop a healthy relationship with technology. We have developed a highly-specialised 90-day treatment for video game addicts programme that deals with the root of the addiction using clinically-proven procedures to turn your son’s life around. This has been done in collaboration with the founder of GameQuitters.com, who has helped thousands of people overcome gaming addiction. Based on the founder’s personal experience with gaming, he has developed the most effective video game addiction treatment methods to help addicts recover successfully.

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  • Uses a gamer-centric approach to treatment for video game addicts
  • Exposes the psychological barriers that keep your son gaming
  • Precisely teaches the three types of activities to avoid boredom
  • Teaches the key mindsets to be successful in a tech-based world
  • Gives practical advice and guidance to overcome common obstacles, beat urges and avoid relapse
  • Offers continual video game addiction treatment care through community support of recovering gamers as well as specially developed resources to assist your son as he integrates back into our tech-based world

Computer gaming addiction treatment

The first half of the programme will put your son through an effective digital detox in which he will not have access to any type of digital device—no smartphones, no computers.

The 45-day digital detox enables us to focus your son’s undivided attention on treatment, filling his time with designed physical activities, individual and group counselling, mind mapping, meditation and excursions. As your son progresses through the detox, he will learn and experience that life is not as bad as he imagined and no longer needs to escape from it.

Gaming addiction treatment

The programme then moves on to establishing a healthy relationship with digital technology. This second half of the programme is where your son will learn to use technology with a purpose. For 45 days, he will be given carefully monitored and incremental access to the internet.

All sessions will be mindful and purposeful, with meditation before and after each session. Experiences and issues are journaled and participants will be able to share their experiences with others in group sessions, building new relationships with peers facing similar challenges and finding camaraderie as they move forward toward greater personal growth and sustained behavioural change.

 

Internet gaming disorder

Our cutting-edge Gaming Addiction Programme will give your son everything he needs to change his game. The real challenge, however, comes when he leaves The Edge and faces the triggers that come from reintegrating with life at home, school and work. No matter where that is for your son, he will not go through this on his own. Having completed The Edge’s Gaming Addiction Programme, you son will have exclusive help through our Continuing Care programme.

Our Continuing Care programme will give him access to GameQuitters.com’s private online community of 100s of successfully recovered gamers to support and assist him 24/7. He will also have access to specially developed recovery resources including videos and workbooks; as well as lifetime access to The Cabin’s online weekly group therapy sessions.

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If your son has a gaming addiction or suffers from compulsive internet use and would like to learn more about how The Edge can help, call us today. Together, we can determine the best way to move forward in helping your son become a game changer.

Video game addiction treatments

Never before has the Internet been more pervasive. We are surrounded, even submerged, with connectivity. The combination of cutting-edge smartphones, 4G (soon to be 5G) Wi-Fi connectivity, brand name aps and push notifications keep us online more than most care to admit. With this unprecedented connectivity, teenagers and young adults often struggle with an unhealthy need to be on the internet, gaming, posting photos and responding to comments.

This behaviour can get in the way of daily life, causing negative and emotional changes, even to the point of spiralling out of control.

Computer gaming addiction symptoms

Known as Compulsive Internet Use, Internet Addiction, Smartphone Addiction and Gaming Addiction (officially recognised by the World Health Organization as a disorder), these dependencies take hold of the brain much the same way gambling can—by creating an addiction on a behavioural process.

Young people who are struggling with shyness and social anxiety may be predisposed to compulsive internet use and excessive gaming. Activities like multiplayer online role-playing games have no definitive limits or conclusion—making it difficult for some to reduce the time spent engaged in the activity when it becomes a dominant force in their life.

Online gaming addiction help

It might be time to seek professional help if, despite your best attempts, your son is unable to cut back on the amount of time he spends online or gaming. There are a number of signs that the time spent on his smartphone, computer or involved in gaming could have become unhealthy. Common signs include:

Your son has lied to you about how often or the amount of time he spends online or gaming

  • He is irritable, restless or anxious when denied the chance to be online or game
  • You have been unsuccessful at limiting your son’s time online or gaming
  • Your son disappears or leaves the house when you turn the router off at home
  • His weight has fluctuated, his nutrition is poor or he skips meals at usual times
  • He stays up past 11pm gaming or is unable to get up in the morning
  • He spends an increasing amount of time alone, or with online friends, rather than connecting with others in real life
  • He neglects homework to play games
  • He is losing or has lost interest in subjects/activities he once enjoyed or did well in
  • He disregards his personal hygiene
  • He lacks personal social interaction
  • He tends to live in a fantasy rather than the real world
  • He makes promises to you about changing tomorrow or next week
  • He makes excuses or claims how all his friends are gaming
  • He asks you why you nag him so much

If your son continues to devote more time and effort to being online and playing games rather than developing friendships, spending time with family or enjoying hobbies and personal interests that were at one time very dear to him, it could be time to find the most effective way to reboot his relationship with technology.

How to help someone with a gaming addiction

In treating compulsive gaming and internet use, total abstinence is not the intended goal. At The Edge, we understand that this is a tech-based world and your son needs to develop a healthier relationship with technology in order to have the best possible future in society and the workforce.

At The Edge, we provide holistic treatment on-site at our relaxing, resort-like residential centre. This means offering cognitive behavioural therapy, individual and group therapy, and specific physical activities designed to build confidence, strength and focus. Our professionally accredited counsellors tutor and train participants as they pinpoint and practice new coping mechanisms to help manage their condition. Additionally, your son will be assessed for co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression, in order to get at the deeper reasons for his excessive reliance on his smartphone, computer or gaming console.

We also use a variety of physical training exercises—of which Muay Thai boxing and triathlon training are required activities—throughout each programme at The Edge. Physical activity is one of the most effective ways of addressing compulsive internet use and gaming. Among the many benefits, it helps to kick-start the production of feel-good endorphins in the brain.

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Our Continuing Care programme will give him access to GameQuitters.com’s private online community of 100s of successfully recovered gamers to support and assist him 24/7. He will also have access to specially developed recovery resources including videos and workbooks; as well as lifetime access to The Cabin’s online weekly group therapy sessions.

 

Be a Game Changer at The Edge

If your son has a gaming addiction or suffers from compulsive internet use and would like to learn more about how The Edge can help, call us today. Together, we can determine the best way to move forward in helping your son become a game changer.

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