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VIDEO TWO – Last Door Media and Addiction Video

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Last Door offers all residents access to Media Group, Media group is a focused therapy group designed to educate clients on the aspects of problem gambling and media addictions and discuss day to day challenges with learning to be free of these self defeating behaviours.

Video Game and Internet Addiction is excessive or compulsive use of computer and/or video games that interferes with daily life. Instances have been reported in which users play or stay online compulsively, isolating themselves from other forms of social contact and focusing almost entirely on in-game achievements

social network status rather than broader life events.

 

There is no set diagnosis of these addictions, although it has recently been proposed for inclusion in the next version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

 
Excessive use of video games and computers may share some or all of the symptoms of drug addiction or other psychological/process addictions. Some people suffer serious loss of perspective by becoming more concerned with their interactions in a game than in their broader “real” lives. Players may gain or lose significant weight, terrible sleep patterns, play or go online at work or miss work, avoid phone calls from friends and/or lie about time spent on a game or computer.  Relationships with family and friends and performance at work or school often suffers.