Please add posts with names of gaming/addiction books that have helped you.... Thank you. Liz
Below is a complete list of Gaming/addiction books that have been posted as of 01/02/2019:
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
I know gaming addiction is not alcohol, but we the way the brain deals with gaming is very similar. Just replace alcohol with your game. It is the most successful program in the history of man with respect to addiction.
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck.
Emet Fox has several books that were a great help to me:
The Ten Commandments
Sermon on the Mount
They sound like religious books, but they are more mystics take on the phylosophy of the bible.
Basic Text - Narcotics Anonymous
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, this is really good. All about living in the moment, covers everything.
The Four Agreements - New Age by Philosophy
Tao te Pooh - Taoism, related to Winnie the Pooh
Highly Sensitive Personality
Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul
Dont Sweat the Small Stuff
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle!!!
The Way We Came by Harry Palmer
Living Deliberately by Harry Palmer
ReSurfacing by Harry Palmer
Several NA books other than the Basic Text that are very helpful.
Just for Today, a Daily Meditation
It Works - How and Why - a deeper study of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions
The Step Writing Guild - a step work book, that is very through and fantastic.
There is also a Book on Sponsorship, which might be call just "Sponsorship" but im not sure.
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.
This is a great guide for people in recovery who want to get back to doing artwork: writing, photography, paintings, etc. anything creative.
Drop The Rock: Removing Character Defects - Steps 6 & 7 by Bill Pittman, Todd Weber
The Glumlot Letters: A Devil's Discourse on Sobriety, Recovery and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous by Stanley M.
Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook 5th ed.
The Buddha Geoff and Me, by Edward Canfor-Dumas
Departnered by Vincent Truman
Unplugged - My Journey into the Dark World of Video Games by Ryan G VanCleave
Reset Your Child's Brain By Victoria Dunckley, M.D
Video Games and Your Kids, How Parents Stay in Control
How To Stop Gaming: A Way Out Of Computer Game Addiction
Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception
Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction by Dr. Andrew Doan
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate
The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
Virtual Child – The terrifying truth about what technology is doing to children
Smart Change: Five Tools to Create Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others
Video Games and Your Kids by Hilarie Cash and Kim McDaniel
Virtual Child by Cris A. Rowan
Plugged In; a Clinicians' and Families' Guide to Online Video Game Addiction, by Terry R. Waite
Cyber junkie : Escape the gaming and internet trap by Kevin J. Roberts.
iDisorder : understanding our obession with technology and overcoming its hold on us by Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.
Boundaries by: Henry Cloud
It's a Christian-themed book., I realize that it could be great for any folks living with a gaming addict or one themselves.
The Addicted Brain: Why we abuse alcohol, drugs, and nicotine by Michael Kuhar http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GXM5S6?tag=kiq-free-e-20
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression by Kirk D. Strosahl, PH.D., Patricia J. Robinson, PH.D.
The Mindful Way through Depression by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn (This is my favorite of the two.)
Panic to Power by Lucinda Bassett
Change Your Brain Change Your Life by Daniel Amens
Thinking Simply about Addiction by Richard S. Sandor, M.D.
The Enabler by Angelyn Miller.
'Self Discipline in 10 days' by Theodore Bryant
A very easy to read book about increasing your productivity in your personal life as well as work. When you've finished this book, you will find it easier to say 'no' to tempting things (tv, internet, or even gaming), while doing productive stuff in the meanwhile. A must read indeed!
Goals! How to get everything you want - faster than you thought possible by Brian tracy
This book isn't written in a playfull matter as the first one. It has more quotes (who doesn't love quotes?) and tends to take the whole goal setting thing very seriously, and is an even greater motivator. If you get trough it, your life will never be the same.
Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf
The Psychology of Cyberspace by John Suler, Ph.D.
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
Basically, Carr is interested in looking at what is happening to our brains as we use the internet. Essentially, when we are online, searching the web, etc., we are programming our brains to respond in new ways - we are actually changing the physical structure of our brains. Repetitive actions online (clicking hyperlinks, or in gaming terms using the same skills repeatedly to kill mobs) changes the way we think.
By Joyce Meyers....
BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND
START YOUR NEW LIFE TODAY
APPROVAL ADDICTION - overcoming your need to please everyone
THE SECRET TO TRUE HAPPINESS.
One Breath at a Time: Buddhism
Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin
Letting God - Christian Meditations for Recovery by A. Philip Parham
Paths to Recovery, Al Anons Steps, Traditions and Concepts.
Al Anon is for family members and friends of Alcoholice and Addicts. Their material is excellent and could help those who love the gaming addict in their lives.
Why Talking is Not Enough by Susan Page
When Panic Attacks by David Burns, M.D.
The New Codependency by Melody Beattie
Virtual Addiction: Help for Netheads, Cyberfreaks, and Those Who Love Them
written by Dr. David N. Greenfield, Connecticut
Pushing the Limts by Leon Verdonschot's
Unstuck by James Gordon, M.D.
Playstation Nation by Olivia and Kurt Bruner
The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
Questions and Answers on Addiction by Howard Wetsman
Written by a psychiatrist who specializes in addictions, it explains the disease of addiction in very simple-to-understand terms. Deals with all addictions, not just gaming, but mentions gaming and explains how it can be addicting. Also explains how 12-step programs work and why they help.
Real Men and Depression - Terrance Real - this could apply to anyone
I Don't Want To Talk About It - Terrance Real
Talking to Depression
He's Just Not that Into You - Greg Behrendt
The Digitally Compulsive Family
July 30, 2014
Author: MA John Najar
Video Game Addiction Worldwide: "Two hours of video games can be the same as a line of cocaine for addicts"
Paperback – December 19, 2010
Overcoming Addiction Guide
Release Date: November 2008
Sofa Boy – December 1, 2008 by Scott Langteau
Exodus to the Virtual World
Author: Edward Castronova
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: February 2008
Video Games & Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control
Author: Hilarie Cash, Kim Mcdaniel
Publisher: Idylls Press
Release Date: June 2008
Video Game Play and Addiction: A Guide for Parents
Author: Kourosh Dini
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Release Date: April 2008
Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax, 2007.
The companion book by the same author: Girls on the Edge
The effect of video game violence on physiological desensitization to real-life violence [An article from: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology]Digital
Author: N.L. Carnagey, C.A. Anderson, B.J. Bushman
Release Date: May 2007
Good Video Games and Good Learning: Collected Essays on Video Games, Learning and Literacy (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies) Paperback
Author: James Paul Gee
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Release Date: March 2007
Violent video games alter brain functioning in imaging study.(Neuropsychiatric Medicine): An article from: Clinical Psychiatry News Digital
Author: Patrice Wendling
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Release Date: January 2007
Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy
Author: Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Katherine E. Buckley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: January 2007
HELP! My Child Is Hooked on Video Games (Focus on the Family: Help! )Mass Market
Author: Bill Maier
Release Date: September 2006
Playstation Nation: Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction
Author: Olivia and Kurt Bruner
Publisher: Center Street
Release Date: September 2006
Chronic violent video game exposure and desensitization to violence: Behavioral and event-related brain potential data [An article from: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology] Digital
Author: B.D. Bartholow, B.J. Bushman, M.A. Sestir
Release Date: July 2006
Playing Video Games: Motives, Responses, and Consequences (Lea's Communication Series)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Release Date: March 2006
Violent video games recruit American youth.: An article from: Reclaiming Children and YouthDigital
Author: William Lugo
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Release Date: March 2006
365 Unplugged Family Fun Activities: A Year's Worth of Ideas for TV-Free, Video-Free, and Computer Game-Free Entertainment
Author: Steven J. Bennett, Ruth Bennett aEUC/ Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: December 2004
List Price: $23.95
Video games: technology and social issues: An article from: Journal of Evolutionary Psychology
DigitalAuthor: Russell Eisenman
Publisher: Institute for Evolutionary Psychology
Release Date: August 2004
Gambling and Gaming Addictions in Adolescence (Parent, Adolescent and Child Training Skills)
Author: Mark Griffiths
Release Date: July 2002
Violent video games may spur boys' aggression. (Behavioral Disorder Cases).(Brief Article): An article from: Clinical Psychiatry News Digital
Author: Carl Sherman
Publisher: International Medical News Group
Release Date: February 2002
The Child and the Machine: How Computers Put Our Children's Education at Risk Paperback – May 1, 2000 by Alison Armstrong (Author), Charles Casement (Author)
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) Nov 7, 1997by Don Miguel Ruiz
Mind and Media: The Effects of Television, Video Games, and Computers (The Developing Child)
Paperback Author: Patricia Marks Greenfield
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: April 1984
Mind at Play: The Psychology of Video Games
Author: Geoffrey R. Loftus, Elizabeth F. Loftus
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date: October 1983