Research Project help Answer asap pls

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maylen_2003
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Research Project help Answer asap pls

Hi im doing a project on gaming addictiong for social works. I am researching for information on how gaming affects people's life (social, heath-mental and physical). i am also looking for treatment programs for gaming addiction and i want to know their mission, treatment style, where they get their fundings, how they operate, how they started, and where they get their funding.

Please help me and im quite confuse with this website

thank you

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Hello there Maylen, OLGA is

Hello there Maylen,

OLGA is a site that provides a safe, welcoming environment for addicted/compulsive gamers and the people who love them. Among other treatment modalities, we recommend a "12-step" approach to addicted gaming. We primarily provide support and caring for each other, as well as the "experience, strength and hope" that many of us have gained through years struggling with this issue.

We are frequently approached by two groups of people: one, the media - often these are folks looking for interview subjects for video, online or traditional print venues. It's not clear, sometimes, what the motivations of those folks are. We generally permit postings from people seeking interviews, with the caveat that nobody has the right to speak for OLGA, and that anyone who does speak to the media does so at his/her own peril.

The second group of people who approach us, like yourself apparently, are looking for information for academic research projects. Although you are most welcome to browse our site and read our materials, and contact any of the folks listed in the "professionals" tab, I'm afraid we really do not have the resources to provide most of the information that you seek. It sounds a bit to me as if you are under some deadline pressure with your project, and I wish that we had the ability to pull the materials together that you're looking for, but unfortunately, we don't. Please, also, refrain from directly quoting or otherwise using any posts from any user. Confidentiality is an important part of our fellowship and we ask that you respect it.

If you, personally, are troubled by issues relating to gaming, we will be most happy to assist you. But that is another matter entirely.

Cordially,

Jane F., administrator

maylen_2003
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so OLGA is not a program

so OLGA is not a program that helps people with gaming addiction? is it just an online advice and tips? i'm sorry for bothering i thought OLGA was a program or a treatment facility for people addicted to gaming.

ty and have a nice day

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Olga is more of an online

Olga is more of an online support group. We don't have a treatment center and we are not professionals in the field. We are just addicts or anons who find strength and healing in each other.

I would suggest contacting the professionals and/or treatment centers listed on the "Prefessionals" tab. Otherwise, all that we can do is talk about our experiences. If that is what you're looking for, I would suggest specifically asking for interviews or post some questions for us.

"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win." -Jonothan Kozol

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