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Britain gets first games rehab clinic

Tuesday, 3rd November 2009 12:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Britain now has a games rehab clinic. The Telegraph has the story. Apparently, “Suffers [sic] spend days at a time glued to their computer screens – going without food, sleep, or any social interaction.”

Broadway Lodge is a residential unit in Weston-super-Mare, and treats around 400 addicts a year for a range of issues including, drink, drugs, gambling… and computer gaming addiction.

Hit the link for some vaguely-veiled fascistic scaremongering.

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  1. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    You’d think the Telegraph, of all sources, would be able to proof-read the grammar of their articles…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. deftangel

    I’d like to know on what the quote “5-10% of parents know someone suffering from game addiction” was based on, if anything. It reads like the guy just plucked it out of thin air.

    Then again, denying that there is *any* issues relating to game addiction isn’t helping anyone either.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    “5-10% of parents know someone suffering from game addiction”
    In other words 5-10% of parents know someone who plays video games and wrongly assumes the person is addicted because they play alot.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Retroid

    @Gekidami: exactly.

    I’m sure the people being accused of addiction in that figure could say a rather larger percentage of those parents suffer from “soap series addiction”, “reality TV addiction” or “generally shitty TV addiction”.

    #4 5 years ago