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A rehab clinic in Somerset has now opened its doors to people with serious gaming addictions.
The center will adapt its Minnesota Method Twelve-Step program, which it normally uses to treat people addicted to drugs, drink and gambling, to treat gamers that exhibit similar behaviour.
According to The Telegraph: “Sufferers spend days at a time glued to their computer screens - going without food, sleep, or any social interaction. As a result they suffer malnutrition, relationship-breakdown and postural problems.”
Brian Dudley, the center’s chief executive told the The Telegraph that he believed between five to ten per cent of the nation know someone addicted to an online game.
Dudley believes that the rise and rise of online games such as World of Warcraft, which requires players to invest large amounts of time to progress, has triggered this new addiction.
With the recent release of Borderlands, there are sure to be bleary-eyed, pale-skinned addicts across the country that don’t know what day it is. If this sounds like you, contact the center now.