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Some other good resources on

Some other good resources on video game compulsion and addiction available through www.cheapestbookprice.com:
Mind at Play: The Psychology of Video GamesHardcover
Author: Geoffrey R. Loftus, Elizabeth F. Loftus
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date: October 1983
ISBN-10: 0465046096
ISBN-13: 9780465046096

Video Game Play and Addiction: A Guide for Parents Paperback
Author: Kourosh Dini
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Release Date: April 2008
ISBN-10: 0595454704
ISBN-13: 9780595454709

Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy Hardcover
Edition: 1
Author: Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Katherine E. Buckley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: January 2007
ISBN-10: 0195309839
ISBN-13: 9780195309836

Video Games & Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control Paperback
Edition: 1st
Author: Hilarie Cash, Kim Mcdaniel
Publisher: Idylls Press
Release Date: June 2008
ISBN-10: 1930461054
ISBN-13: 9781930461055

Good Video Games and Good Learning: Collected Essays on Video Games, Learning and Literacy (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies) Paperback
Edition: 1st
Author: James Paul Gee
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Release Date: March 2007
ISBN-10: 0820497037
ISBN-13: 9780820497037

Playing Video Games: Motives, Responses, and Consequences (Lea's Communication Series)
PaperbackPublisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Release Date: March 2006
ISBN-10: 0805853227
ISBN-13: 9780805853223

HELP! My Child Is Hooked on Video Games (Focus on the Family: Help!)Mass Market Paperback
Author: Bill Maier
Publisher: Focus
Release Date: September 2006
ISBN-10: 1589971736
ISBN-13: 9781589971738

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
ISBN-10: B00082XV7Y

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
ISBN-10: 0674576217
ISBN-13: 9780674576216

Violent video games recruit American youth.: An article from: Reclaiming Children and YouthDigital
Author: William Lugo
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Release Date: March 2006
ISBN-10: B0012SY2HQ

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

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
ISBN-10: B000NA6IUI

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
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: May 2007
ISBN-10: B000PKI3UY

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
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: July 2006
ISBN-10: B000PA9U4W

Playstation Nation: Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction Paperback
Author: Olivia and Kurt Bruner
Publisher: Center Street
Release Date: September 2006
ISBN-10: 1931722749
ISBN-13: 9781931722742

365 Unplugged Family Fun Activities: A Year's Worth of Ideas for TV-Free, Video-Free, and Computer Game-Free Entertainment Paperback
Author: Steven J. Bennett, Ruth Bennett aEUC/ Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: December 2004
ISBN-10: 0738210005
ISBN-13: 9780738210001
List Price: $23.95

Gambling and Gaming Addictions in Adolescence (Parent, Adolescent and Child Training Skills)Paperback
Author: Mark Griffiths
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Release Date: July 2002
ISBN-10: 1854333488
ISBN-13: 9781854333483

Overcoming Addiction Guide Kindle Edition
Release Date: November 2008
ISBN-10: B001LK841K

Exodus to the Virtual World
Kindle Edition
Author: Edward Castronova
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: February 2008
ISBN-10: B001AW2PI2

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Wanted to add: Real Men and

Wanted to add:

Real Men and Depression - Terrance Real - this could apply to anyone.

Talking to Depression

He's Just Not that Into You - Greg Behrendt

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Thank you for the List of

Thank you for the List of Resources. My 18 year old son is obsessed with video gaming and Internet surfing on the games. It all started with pokemon at age 7.

He lives in a gaming world where his only friend is a gamer. He also wants to be a game designer as a career. He can't seem to find any happiness outside of gaming.

Which book or resource do you recommend to begin reading 1st?

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Several books I would highly

Several books I would highly recommend:

1. 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.

2. The road less traveled by M. Scott Peck.

3. 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.

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I believe the reason we

I believe the reason we become addicted to anything is because we dissociate. Anything that will allow me to dissociate from myself is a treatment for my disease. The game is jsut a symptom of the real problem, the addiction. In fact, we could argue that gaming is the current solution to the problem of addiction. Once gaming is given up for a short period, some other activity that induces a dissociative state of mind must be employed to feel connected to the real world.

The twelve steps seem to be the most effective solution to this problem. They do not give the instantaneous gratification that the addiction gives, but the long term effect is to give the addict the ability to choose whether or not they will relapse. Power of choice is the real issue for an addict.

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In addition to be a

In addition to be a recovering alcoholic and addict, I have found I have this, Highly Sensitive Personality. This is part of why I like to stay home and tend to isolate which I think contributed to my gaming addiction. I hope this can help others. Plenty of help is available on the net; i.e., you don't have to buy the book as there are lots of good sites on the web with helpful articles. You can start by exploring this site.

http://www.hsperson.com/

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These are some that have

These are some that have helped me w/ addiction through the years. I want to get the Road Less Traveled and Emett Fox too, heard great things there. Thanks for the reminder straightfaced.

Big Book - AA basic text

Basic Text - Narcotics Anonymous

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle, this is really good. All about living in the moment, covers everything.

The Four Agreements - New Agey Philosophy

Tao te Pooh - Taoism, related to Winnie the Pooh

The Psalms

Dr. Suess had some amazing wisdom, but I am too complicated and "adult" to get it now:-( , but when I was a kid, it was like the Bible.

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Chicken Soup for the

Chicken Soup for the recovering soul :)

Dont sweat the small stuff

One step at a time.
-ex WoW player Since June 12, 2010.-

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I think you should make this

I think you should make this sticky:

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle!!!

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Playstation Nation Cyber

Playstation Nation

Cyber Junkie

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Ive three books that have

Ive three books that have been are tremendous help in my recovery

-The Way We Came

-Living Deliberately

-ReSurfacing

All three are writen by Harry Palmer

and I believe they are free to download from www.theavatarcourse.com or maybe www.avatarepc.com

Also there are 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.

I know several of there are availble online for free as PDF etc.

I hope these find a place in your hearts and further your recovery!

May you be happy and well.

Finding a Spiritual solution to my everyday problems. My gratitude speaks when I care and share the OLGA way. Deciding to Celebrate the Day, regardless of what I think about that. :)

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I like the Hazelden AA 24

I like the Hazelden AA 24 Hours a Day, online at:

http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/thought.view?catId=1901

Good daily meditation reader.

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The Anxiety & Phobia

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook 5th ed.

I have been reading it to deal with panic attacks, but it is really great! I learn something new every time I open it. Even if you do not struggle with anxiety, the chapters on finding balance in your life, dealing with self-talk, self-esteem, dealing with emotions, learning assertiveness, etc. are all worth reading.

"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears." ~Michel de Montaigne

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"The Artist's Way" by Julia

"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.

I love this book; bought it years ago when I was originally recovering from alcohol, and now rereading it as I recover from gaming.

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Drop The Rock: Removing

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

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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  Books read -- Departnered

Books read --

Departnered by Vincent Truman

Unplugged My Journey into the Dark World of Video by Ryan G VanCleave

Very different - and very good...

GU

Hey, If quitting was easy, everyone would have done it.

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I just finished reading this

I just finished reading this book: Cyber Junkie: escape the gaming and internet trap by kevin Roberts. I read it in just one day, it's 174 pages. I found it to be just what I was looking for. He is a recovered cyber addict and the book is full of great insight, advice and just very helpful in every way. I am grateful for it and I highly recommend it.

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I'd like to advice you a

I'd like to advice you a great book filled with buddhism, but based on our modern world. It's a contemporary story of a man who has been dumped by his girlfriend and has lost his job. His life seems pointless, he starts to drink, he's depressed, when he unexpectedly meets the man who will change his life: "The Buddha" Geoff. He will teach him the basis and the principles of buddhism to overcome difficulties in life. It's full of funny moments and you'll easily identify yourself with the protagonist, Ed, as I did.

The book title is: The Buddha Geoff and Me, by Edward Canfor-Dumas.

"Fear is the first of many foes". "Perseverance wins".
Definitely stopped playing on May 22, 2014.
My "higher power" is the fellowship.

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The Digitally Compulsive Family

The Digitally Compulsive Family – July 30, 2014

by MA John Najar (Author)

Can be purchased on Amazon

Today, with so much interaction and communication being down electronically, it seems like we are turning into uncaring, unfeeling zombies. John Najar, the author, has done an excellent job with writing and content of this book. It is easy to read, with much information and references for those seeking ideas about what we can do to help maintain "real" family and human interaction with each other, at a human level rather then though digital, inhuman means which has become so prevalent in our world today. This is a very good reference guide for those dealing with "too much" digital interaction within their family. It could also be used as a reference by educators of this digital phenomenon on human beings. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking more information and ideas about what can be done when there is too much digital interaction in their family or class or school, ore relationship. We learn how to be human by interacting with other human beings, not with digital gadgets.

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