Gaming: The New Digital Drug of the Modern World

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Gaming: The New Digital Drug of the Modern World
You may want to watch this video with your families. I spoke to 2500+ students today about mental illness, addictions, technology/gaming addictions, and suicide prevention:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0_XDlPrnZE&
I also spoke to Coronado S.A.F.E., and they wrote this helpful article for parents:
http://coronadosafe.org/blog/technology-the-new-drug-of-the-modern-world/

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.

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Great talk Andy, and looks

Great talk Andy, and looks like a great selfie!

Olga/non member since Dec. 2008 Check out my latest video on Gaming Addiction and public awareness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-6JZLnQ29o

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Tommi wrote: Great talk
Tommi wrote:

Great talk Andy, and looks like a great selfie!

Thanks Tommi! :)

Here's the video selfie with the students:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=835605219831419&set=vb.510959075629370&type=2&theater

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Thanks for sharing Andy. I

Thanks for sharing Andy.

I had difficulty understanding the talk. It could be just my laptop.

But I liked the "video selfie" with the students! :-)

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches." "The first step toward change is acceptance." "Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do." "Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."- Will Garcia

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May Light wrote: Thanks for
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Thanks for sharing Andy.

I had difficulty understanding the talk. It could be just my laptop.

But I liked the "video selfie" with the students! :-)

Thanks May Light! The students loved the "video selfie" too! :)

The sound isn't great as I didn't have it professionally recorded, but it's good enough for those hungry for the information. I am planning to record short clips of that talk in my home studio, so stay tuned! :)

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Feedback from teachers and

Feedback from teachers and students have been amazing! The PTA president called yesterday and wants me to speak at the middle school. Parents and kids in the community are picking to go game free and use less technology after my talk. Kids were talking to their parents and impacted after the talk.

I have a talk at Baptist Bible College and their local community in April, City of Temecula in May, and two summer camps in July (Minnesota and Boston). Great Lakes Naval Center may have me out for a one day training of their mental health department in June, but that's pending. I am also directing people to OLGA from my 57,000+ following on Facebook.com/DrAndrewDoan page where I am posting videos and articles about gaming addiction. I have been directing people to OLGA, so strap on your bootstraps, it's going to get busy around here as families and gamers seek help! I thank you all who share your stories, time, and wisdom to help those suffering from Internet gaming disorder.

I spoke to a capacity crowd of 2500+ last week at Torrey Pines High School, and a teacher sent me this photo:

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.