Beyond Risk & Back

Addiction or Hobby?

November 10, 2020

Alumni Episode!
A 17-year-old and his mom talk about his gaming addiction and life after treatment.

Addicts helping Addicts is one of the most powerful forms of recovery. What better way for a teen to connect to sobriety than through a peer who has been there. Today I sit down with a recent graduate of Fire Mountain Programs RTC to discuss his addiction to screens.

When does a video game hobby turn into an addiction? Is it any less of a concern for a parent to have a teen addicted to video games rather than drugs? How do we support our children through this kind of addiction in a world full of screens?

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