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Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction

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“As is true with many addictions, overuse of video games steals our valuable and limited time and minds.” – Christie Morse, MD (Pediatric Ophthalmologist)

“Shocking insights into the minds of hardcore gamers.” – Daniel Hunt (Former Competitive Gamer)

About the Book

The multi-billion dollar video game industry is in the business of creating fun and enticing games that can be addictive. As addicted gamers feast on digital indulgences, real life is neglected and their reality crumbles around them.

Headlines related to video games

“New Mexico mom gets 25 years for starving daughter.” – Fox News

“China used prisoners in lucrative Internet gaming work.” – Guardian News

“Online gamer killed for selling virtual weapon.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“South Korean dies after games sessions.” – BBC News

Hooked on Games is written by Brooke Strickland and Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, a physician with a research background in neuroscience, who battled his own addictions with video games. Dr. Doan was an addicted gamer, who at his peak, invested over 20,000 hours of playing games over a period of nine years. Dr. Doan’s reckless compulsion to play games transformed him into a monster that almost destroyed his family, marriage, and career. He shares his expertise to educate others on the dangers of video game addiction and to provide hope for video game addicts and their families. Dr. Doan shares steps for gaming addicts to achieve recovery and steps for families and loved ones to intervene. Without attention to this quickest growing addiction, our society will suffer from the creation of Generation Vidiot, millions of people devoid of innovation and skills to live in the physical world.

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