Video Game Addiction Treatment
Video gaming is widely popular in the United Kingdom. Each year, it is reported that over 30 million people will play a form of video game.
For many, video gaming offers an escape from reality, while for others video gaming provides them with an opportunity to interact with friends and family members.
While deemed to be relatively harmless, excessively playing video games can cause addictions to arise, not just in adults, but children too.
Distinguished as a behavioural addiction, video game addictions impair an individual’s psychological and mental health.
Although many believe that video game addictions can be quickly resolved by removing consoles and limiting time spent playing games, this is not true.
Just like with other addictions, individuals that have developed a video game addiction will experience various withdrawal symptoms if they are unable to feed their addiction. With this in mind, video game addiction treatment is vital.
If you have become addicted to video games, or believe that someone you know has, you may now find yourself searching for video game addiction treatment.
If this resonates with you, you have come to the right place. At Asana Lodge, we offer video game addiction treatment to those in need via our residential rehab.
Personalised Treatment Programmes To Support Those Struggling With Video Game Addictions
As briefly touched on above, video game addictions are behavioural addictions. Behavioural addictions are predominantly psychological, and, as a result, require various forms of therapy to ensure that an individual can overcome their addiction.
At Asana Lodge, we understand that no one addiction is the same. The way a video game addiction impacts one individual will likely differ to the way a video game addiction will affect another person.
With this in mind, we understand that tailored treatment programmes are paramount if an individual is to overcome their addiction.
Before creating a personalised video game addiction treatment programme, our admissions team will conduct a pre-admission assessment. This assessment will enable us to determine the severity of your video game addiction and the impact it has had on your psychological health.
As we gain an understanding of your addiction, we will be able to inform you of the treatment that you will likely be subject to in rehab. If you are happy to go ahead and commence treatment for your video game addiction at our residential rehab, you will be provided with a suitable admission date.
As you enter our facility, our medical team will conduct a further admission assessment. This assessment will ensure that our medical staff can gauge which treatments will be more beneficial based on the way in which your video game addiction has impaired your psychological and mental health.
With a comprehensive understanding of your video game addiction, your personalised treatment programme will be created.
Therapies Provided To Treat Video Game Addictions
As your thoughts turn to video game addiction treatment, you will likely find yourself contemplating what treatment will be included in your personalised treatment programme.
Although it is impossible to determine the exact treatment that you will be subject to without understanding your addiction, therapy will play a large role in your recovery.
At Asana Lodge, we have developed industry-leading addiction treatments that have enabled our patients to make a long term recovery.
The therapy treatments typically administered when a behavioural addiction is present include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Satori Chair Therapy and well-being therapies such as art and music therapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT as it is otherwise known, is hugely beneficial when treating video game addictions. This is because CBT enables individuals to break free from self-destructive and obsessive thoughts and behaviours that often come hand in hand with video game addictions.
CBT also encourages those seeking video game addiction treatment to discuss their feelings and evaluate the factors that have caused them to become addicted to video games.
Unlike CBT, Satori Chair Therapy encourages those in recovery to relax and focus on positive emotions in a quiet and comfortable space. Our well-being therapies, including art and music therapy, further offer an outlet to express how addictions have impaired an individual’s life.
The therapies that we employ to treat video game addictions are also particularly useful if an individual is simultaneously struggling with a video game addiction and mental health disorder such as stress, anxiety or depression.
If you have found yourself struggling with a mental health disorder, we would ask you to inform us of this when we conduct your pre-admission and admission assessment.
This is because a dual diagnosis may be required to ensure that we can relieve you of your addiction and help minimise the impact your mental health disorder has on your life.
After Care Support And Relapse Prevention Plans
The treatment and support provided to those struggling with video game addictions does not stop when rehab treatment is completed.
As an individual completes their video game addiction treatment at Asana Lodge, we ensure that they are provided with 12-months of free aftercare support. We also offer relapse prevention plans to guarantee that the risk of relapse can be mitigated in the near and far future.
We strongly encourage individuals in recovery to take advantage of the aftercare and relapse prevention support provided to them. Sadly, the number of people that relapse in their first year of recovery as a result of poor aftercare support is significantly high.
Secure Video Game Addiction Treatment With Asana Lodge
If you have become addicted to video gaming, and now require video game addiction treatment, at Asana Lodge, we can provide you with just that.
We would advise you to contact us sooner rather than later to ensure that you can commence treatment for your video game addiction as soon as possible.
Although the thought of attending rehab may be disheartening, we guarantee that with our help, you will overcome your addiction once and for all.
If you would like to contact us to find out more about our video game addiction treatment or refer yourself for treatment, please call us on 01908 489 421.