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Gamers appear to be addicted to drugs

Parents are bringing their kids to shrinks because they fear they are addicted to drugs when they are actually just gamers.

A doctor at Children's Hospital Boston Michael Rich says that parents believe that their kids might be hooked on crack because they are showing the same symptoms. However it turns out that they just play games too much. He said that climbing levels in games like World of Warcraft, where unlimited numbers of role-playing competitors play around the clock and around the world, can be habit-forming and disruptive for both adolescents and adults.

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Bereaver3275d ago

Parents.... always clueless....

They never understand that teens cling to anything, even it it doesn't matter. Because in fact, it does matter, and it makes them even more of an outsider when their own parent's don't understand.

Anyway, this age is about to be behind us because the average age of gamers now are approaching 40.

People will start to understand now.

LazyDevs3275d ago

Games are just as addictive as drugs.....

Poopface the 2nd3275d ago

Im playing borderlands and smking ganj, I think im going to die.

HolyOrangeCows3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

That's......pretty disturbing.
How you can go on starving and tried until the point of death?

I would fall asleep and/or just get a freaking snack.

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Foxgod3275d ago

Hey, i only sell virtual drugs in GTA chinatown wars (great game).
I dont go near drugs, and i vote for a new era of witch hunting.
Lets burn all drugs people!!!

Be straight edge, like me.

TheDudeAbides3275d ago

keep the MJ, burn the rest

Foxgod3275d ago

Dont worry, Youre the Dude, you got your stash in international waters.
Cant burn things on the open sea.

So as long as you stay on the sea, your narcotics are safe, Dude :)

dredgewalker3275d ago

What?? I dont need drugs...im already addicted to games. Sheesh... im also a parent and i encourage my child to play video games with me.

Elvfam5113275d ago

No Gamers appear to be addicted to games not drugs

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