Published in Psychiatry Research
Thank you for taking this quiz.
My name is Cam Adair and I’m the founder of Game Quitters.
I understand how you feel because I was once addicted to playing video games. My addiction caused me to drop out of high school and while my friends were going off to college I was living in my parents basement playing video games up to 16 hours a day. I even pretended to have jobs.
This story might sound familiar, but it does have a happy ending and I’ve been off video games for over seven years.
Since overcoming my addiction, I have been working with thousands of gamers overcome their gaming problems as well.
“One of Canada’s 150 Leading Canadians in Mental Health”
– Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
How bad is it?
Your score met criteria for a gaming problem. The good news is that you are in the right place and Game Quitters is here to support you in turning things around.
Maybe you’ve been in denial and haven’t wanted to face it, but it’s time. You may feel a lot of guilt that you allowed it to get to this point (and that’s normal.)
Having a gaming problem can be very stressful. You’re having a lot of arguments over gaming with loved ones and finding yourself increasingly isolated from those around you. Maybe you hoped it was just a phase and would eventually correct itself but it has only continued to get worse. I want you to know that many others have been in a similar place before.
No matter how you feel in this moment, know that improvement is possible and you can get better. It’s not going to be easy and it will take hard work and focus on your end, but you can succeed and we are here to support you through it. Never give up hope.
Take a breath, and then do this:
I’m really happy you are now apart of our community.
Over the coming days and weeks I will send you some of my best content to your email so you can stay educated around this issue and how to make positive progress in your life.
I hope you have found this helpful today. We’re all rooting for you.
Disclaimer: This test is an informal screening tool. It’s not here to diagnose a disorder. For a proper assessment, please seek the support of a professional.