Need help for game addiction?

Try more gaming.

So, we have had studies on the psychological impacts of game addiction, the formation of physical and virtual addiction centers, and now, a place to work through your addictions . . . inside the game you are addicted to?

That is what British therapists propose.

According to the Telegraph, a British newspaper, the shrinks will begin to dispense mental medicines inside “World of Warcraft.”

Now, call me crazy, but wouldn’t a “WoW”-addicted gamer who is trying to kick want to stay as far away from “WoW” as possible? Isn’t this akin to having an AA meeting in a liquor store?

Also, won’t these doctors be playing the game themselves to maintain some type of “WoW” status, and thus be dangerously close to addiction themselves?

Of course they will, says Richard Graham, a psychiatrist at the Tavistock center in London.

“I think it’s already clear that psychiatrists will have to stay within the parameters of the game,” he told the paper. “They certainly wouldn’t be wandering around the game in white coats and would have to use the same characters available to other players,” Graham said, in justification of asking Blizzard to waive or discount the game’s $15 monthly fee for therapists.

Ah, I get it now. It’s a clever ploy for free gaming. Nice.


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