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Video Game Addiction

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Internet & Video Game Addiction Treatment

Recently recognized by the World Health Organization as an addictive disorder, video game addiction can be destructive both by itself and with concurrent mental health disorders.

It is similar to drug or alcohol addiction in that addicted gamers often try to escape problems in their lives by playing deeply engrossing video games that provide them with a sense of power and control.

At Home Treatment Plan for
Game Addiction

We offer 4-week intensive virtual program:

Online and At Your Own Pace
A Virtual Circle of Care Team Supporting Your Recovery
12 Individual Therapy Sessions
Specialized Group Therapy
3 Family Therapy
4 Partner Support Therapy
Accountability / Mentor Support
Discharge Planning
24-Month Continuation of Care
Lifelong Aftercare

A New Alternative to Residential Treatment.
And yes, it works.

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Diagnosing Yourself for Video Game Disorder

If you are considering whether you might have a problem, trying to make an honest appraisal of your relationship with video games could be revealing.

Are you simply an enthusiast, or have you arrived at a point of dependence? Can you be comfortably separated from your gaming for days at a time, or would this be problematic?

The recognition of the disorder will hopefully allow people to engage with these kinds of questions without concerns over their validity.

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Effects of Gaming Disorder

Video game disorder can create or exacerbate other mental health issues.

Note that someone who spends days at a time playing video games may be vulnerable to depression and anxiety when they are separated from their games.

There is also the issue of video game dependence becoming linked with other problems, adding further complexity to the dependency.

Any two addictions can become paired with each other. A common example is coffee and cigarettes.

The same could certainly happen with video gaming and other behaviours.

Let’s say whenever the person is playing games, they’re always eating a particular food. They’ll start to link those two things together. So the pairing can further increase the impact the disorder can have on someone’s life.

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Influence of Video Game Disorder on Social Skills

These games offer a chemical reward, similar to that elicited through drug use, while giving users an attractive escape to become fully immersed in a virtual world that they can command.

The sense of power, accomplishment and self-worth are highly addictive to users of all ages, but especially socially maladjusted teenagers, most often boys, who withdraw from society and into the gaming world as a form of sanctuary.

Video Game Addiction Disorder Treatment

Our addiction rehab centres treat the serious nature of gaming addiction with the utmost care and compassion, providing a safe and relaxing environment to assist with treatment. By personalizing the treatment options, we learn the intricacies of your condition to help you reach your recovery goals and sustaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

With the support of your loved ones and our dedicated staff, we provide the best quality treatment available at our state-of-the-art residential treatment centres or outpatient clinic.

Residential Treatment

Trafalgar offers residential treatment for gaming addiction and co-occurring psychological disorders at our residential addiction treatment centres.
While at our care, you will receive a personalized treatment program for gaming addiction specific to your personal needs.

Outpatient Treatment

For those unable to attend our residential treatment programs, Trafalgar offers intensive outpatient addiction treatment as an effective alternative to residential rehabilitation for gaming addiction.

Our outpatient centre offers 4-week or 6-week intensive treatment that will address all your addiction issues as well as any concurrent disorders.

Virtual Disorder Treatment at Home

You can also have treatment for gaming disorder in the comfort and privacy of your home by enrolling in Virtual Addiction Rehab Program.

So, you can get the same intensive outpatient program through an online, secure platform.

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Video Game Addiction Aftercare

As part of Trafalgar’s video game addiction treatment program, we offer aftercare services to make sure that upon graduation of the client, any relapse will be prevented through our aftercare, ContinUCare and Continuation of Care.

Some may think that if they have made it through a video game addiction rehab program then their problems are over. Completing a video game addiction treatment program is a great accomplishment, but it is only the beginning of the recovery journey. Aftercare is especially important during the first few years of recovery.


Aftercare participation is a chance to interact with other clients who also struggle with addiction, practice social skills and identify relapse triggers. Our Aftercare Groups enable you to have an opportunity to check in and receive constructive feedback from fellow addicts on how you are progressing.


ContinUCare enables the client and their Trafalgar care team to monitor progress on the journey to recovery and potentially identify and address areas of concern before they escalate into serious problems. It is like having your care team constantly watching out for you and there to provide help if needed.

Continuation of Care

Clients will schedule a call with the Continuation of Care Counsellor during the first week after discharge. Addiction counselling calls will continue biweekly for a period of four months. After the 4 month period, it will be followed by monthly calls for the following 20 months. Clients can arrange calls to suit their schedules within regular business hours. These counselling calls will provide an excellent way of tracking progress and discussing any issues that may arise.

Meet Our Renowned Experts

You will receive gaming addiction treatment from the very best.
We have a team of accredited professionals who have many years of clinical and research experience.

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Dr. Christine Courbasson

Clinical Psychologist & Senior Clinical Advisor

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Nathaniel Israel, MA, RP

Clinical Director, Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program

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Kinga Burjan, MA, RP

Clinical Director, Virtual Integrated Programming

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Video Game Addiction Treatment

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