I posted this question in the friends/family forum, but wanted the advice of some gaming addicts too.
A friend of mine (28years old) is addicted to gaming, though he has not ever admitted it to me. I’ve known him for a very long time, and I am one of the few people that he is able to open up to. I am in a different fellowship of recovery and I think that I am a good influence in his life: I get him to talk about his feelings and I help him to resist his tendency to isolate himself.
However, he lives far away. I am trying to figure out an activity that we can do together as a bonding experience. The obvious answer is play games online, but I don’t want to enable him. We’ve discussed playing a game that is not his game-of-choice, one which he does not enjoy in and of itself but would play for my sake.
I want to know whether this would be enabling behavior?
Lastly, is it my place to get in touch with his parents and encourage them to look into resources for online gaming addictions? I mean, he lives with his parents and they let him game, which is enabling.