How do you cope game addiction?

Heatman

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One effect that is very common with all games that are being played by gamers is addiction to such games especially when they are very interesting and intriguing as well as thrilling.

How do you cope with being addicted to a particular game?
 

Tonivir

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For me, I just deleted if it is an app game in my mobile phone. To cope with addiction, you should not battle with it, you have to stop of it. And for me the beat to stop it is to delete it.
 
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For me, I just deleted ifwheret is an app game in my mobile phone. To cope with addiction, you should not battle with it, you have to stop of it. And for me the beat to stop it is to delete it.
That's a simple yet correct answer. Also I suggest you go to places where there is no electricity like the mountains.
 

Lau_JayMil

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Been an addict ever since but I manage to slowly controlled it, knowing that playing games everyday hours upon hours would affect my work. I just managed my time well and if its still uncontrollable I would delete the game. When I say delete I mean delete it from my trash bin and associated hard disk drives (Internal and external) so that I would not be tempted to re-install it.
 
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Heatman

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For me, I just deleted if it is an app game in my mobile phone. To cope with addiction, you should not battle with it, you have to stop of it. And for me the beat to stop it is to delete it.
Nice idea. But do you think one who is too addicted to the so called game would be stopped from downloading the game again?

I have had similar experience with one game as I kept downloading and deleting all the time.
 

wallet

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If I notice a certain addiction to a game I stop playing the game and I delete it forever, after that I play another game or I work online on my sites to get paid, I prefer to spend hours on the Internet and get paid rather than losing hours on playing only one game.
 
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Heatman

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If I notice a certain addiction to a game I stop playing the game and I delete it forever, after that I play another game or I work online on my sites to get paid, I prefer to spend hours on the Internet and get paid rather than losing hours on playing only one game.
Do you know that deleting the game doesn't stop me from playing it again because it would still tempt me to go download it again which I always do.

Addiction is very bad in my opinion.
 

junrose123

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Sometimes it is really hard to cope with the addiction of playing games especially if it is very interesting to us, I had been fighting before some gaming addiction in my mobile phone before because I have nothing to do after fulfilling my offline work in my boarding house which leads me to keep playing every now and then until my mobile phone get drained its battery. It gives me some headache since I always get lack of sleep because of gaming addiction and I am really thankful that because of online jobs I am not anymore addicted in playing some games since I usually do it now in a very rare manner whenever I feel bored to work online.
 
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Heatman

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Sometimes it is really hard to cope with the addiction of playing games especially if it is very interesting to us, I had been fighting before some gaming addiction in my mobile phone before because I have nothing to do after fulfilling my offline work in my boarding house which leads me to keep playing every now and then until my mobile phone get drained its battery. It gives me some headache since I always get lack of sleep because of gaming addiction and I am really thankful that because of online jobs I am not anymore addicted in playing some games since I usually do it now in a very rare manner whenever I feel bored to work online.
True, this is one of the ways which I find very helpful when it comes to coping with game addiction. You have to look for another thing to commit yourself to in order to be able to forget the game. If not just deleting the game wouldn't be enough.
 

junrose123

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True, this is one of the ways which I find very helpful when it comes to coping with game addiction. You have to look for another thing to commit yourself to in order to be able to forget the game. If not just deleting the game wouldn't be enough.
Deleting a particular game is not that much helpful not unless we find some other best alternatives or things that would make us more busy or motivated to do a certain tasks so that we can easily forget the gaming addiction. I know that it will takes a longer period of time to do it but if we are really dedicated and positive about it I guess nothing is impossible.
 
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Heatman

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Deleting a particular game is not that much helpful not unless we find some other best alternatives or things that would make us more busy or motivated to do a certain tasks so that we can easily forget the gaming addiction. I know that it will takes a longer period of time to do it but if we are really dedicated and positive about it I guess nothing is impossible.
Exactly my opinion. Some people would say it's to delete the game from your device but nothing stops the person from downloading it all over again since he or she loved the game. If you find another thing to replace the game, it's the only way to get ride of being addicted to it.
 
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Heatman

Heatman

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Well I try to keep myself busy with other things. I try to watch movies or read eBooks.
Movies are great distraction as long as the movies are interesting and very entertaining. It can very easily take one's mind off the game playing for the time being. I think that I have used this technique once or twice in the past.
 
I always try to gauge myself when it comes to game addiction. When it is already consuming too much time and energy, I try to drop it by focusing on other tasks at hand. I try to make myself busy with other things to keep my mind of the game. One time I even deleted the actual game I was addicted on. This technique totally worked for me.
 
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Heatman

Heatman

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I always try to gauge myself when it comes to game addiction. When it is already consuming too much time and energy, I try to drop it by focusing on other tasks at hand. I try to make myself busy with other things to keep my mind of the game. One time I even deleted the actual game I was addicted on. This technique totally worked for me.
Well, in my opinion, the best way to stopping one from falling into the depths of gaming addiction would be to not get addicted to playing the game in the first place.
 

jpk0007

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Well, i have been playing games for a long time now. I agree that there are some games which are very interesting and you dont feel like stopping to play them. However, if you make it a habit to restrict playing games for a fixed time every day, then you will be easily able to tackle this problem of getting addicted to games. Any form of addiction is never good for your health even if it is for a simple thing like playing games.
 

Nariman

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When I am addicted to a game I try to track how much time I am spending on the game, and I try cutting down if I find myself spending a lot of time on the game. Also, I try to make myself busy throughout the day to forget about the game. I go out with my friends or go to the gym to workout.
 
Been an addict ever since but I manage to slowly controlled it, knowing that playing games everyday hours upon hours would affect my work. I just managed my time well and if its still uncontrollable I would delete the game. When I say delete I mean delete it from my trash bin and associated hard disk drives (Internal and external) so that I would not be tempted to re-install it.
You are correct. Time management is really necessary. There should be balance with work and play.
 

Mhaiee

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I just let myself enjoy it because I find it difficult to find something that interests me, and usually when a game gets really hard, repetitive or uninteresting I have no problems letting it go, and come back sometimes and get addicted to it again. Sure it affects my work, my sleep and my health at some point but if force myself to quit it'll just frustrate and irritate me.
 

Itsmenermin

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That's a simple yet correct answer. Also I suggest you go to places where there is no electricity like the mountains.
I agree with this. Outdoor activities are also good to do.

I just let myself enjoy it because I find it difficult to find something that interests me, and usually when a game gets really hard, repetitive or uninteresting I have no problems letting it go, and come back sometimes and get addicted to it again. Sure it affects my work, my sleep and my health at some point but if force myself to quit it'll just frustrate and irritate me.
That might be a bad experience. That's why our parents are always strict to us then when we talk about gadgets.

You are correct. Time management is really necessary. There should be balance with work and play.
Definitely. Equality is the key for everything.
 

twistery

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Quitting an addiction is hard, no matter what it is that you're addicted to. If you find it impossible to restrain yourself, I think that you eventually have to delete the game entirely. I've read that it helps to do something you like to do every time you get the urge to play. For example, every time you feel like logging on to your favorite game, go for a walk or read a good book for a little while instead.
 
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Heatman

Heatman

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Well, i have been playing games for a long time now. I agree that there are some games which are very interesting and you dont feel like stopping to play them. However, if you make it a habit to restrict playing games for a fixed time every day, then you will be easily able to tackle this problem of getting addicted to games. Any form of addiction is never good for your health even if it is for a simple thing like playing games.
Seriously, I totally agree with you on this. Addiction is very bad, and if care isn't take might cause a big time trouble for you.
 

Tonivir

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For me, I agree for some outdoor activity either with your family or friends, it's one way of getting out the stigma of playing. I tried it myself last year, and it did get work.
 

egghead

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The only way to cope with a game addiction is doing things other than gaming. For example, instead of playing games, you can check social media sites or even video sites. If you find yourself going back to the game again, you can join friends and have a friendly chit chat.
 

kjbotona23

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For me, I just deleted if it is an app game in my mobile phone. To cope with addiction, you should not battle with it, you have to stop of it. And for me the beat to stop it is to delete it.
Great idea! Easy and correct answer. I consider this one as my last resort on coping up game addiction. Most of the time I think about my priorities and set up plans on what to do every other day.
 

Alania

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Time has fixed my gaming addiction. As it seems, it wasn't an addiction at all. I simply liked the personality of my online friends more than those in IRL. Now I have a family and I'm happy. :)
 

GioMatos

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In order to battle any addiction (not just gaming addiction) it is important to have a good support system. People who love you and know that you're struggling, so they can help you stand up when they notice you can't do it on your own. I personally know that I suck at giving myself time limits, I just straight up ignore them. So I tell my mom: "Listen, I need to get this task done, wash my hair, etc. So if it's 3:00pm and you see me playing, ask me to turn it off". That way if I ignore my own time limit, I know my mama won't. I need to remind myself sometimes that time management is everything!
 

sem29

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The problem lies within the individual, not within the game. No attempt at beating 'addiction' can succeed until the individual accepts its existence. It is not the existence of video games, nor the content of games, but the person who chooses to play them.
 

sem29

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The problem lies within the individual, not within the game. No attempt at beating 'addiction' can succeed until the individual accepts its existence. It is not the existence of video games, nor the content of games, but the person who chooses to play them.
 

Mora

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Here's how you can cope with addiction, Don't get addicted, the term is really underestimated especially in the gaming world, the truth of it is far worst than most people think, it's not a simple attachment to a game or just spending too much time playing it, but it's a total lost of control over one self, no more free will to be precise, at this point you don't do it cause you like it, it's just a chemical imbalance in your brain.
 

Bgh sof

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Hello everyone ,I have been in the same situation ,I was playing a game on my phone for so long it consumed me , i knew that i must stop or at least not play for long but i couldn't ,i did the obvious and I deleted it.
 

Anachiwo

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Never get addicted to the game would be a great way to deal with the problem because if you are never addicted to it, you wouldn't have to worry about coping with the addiction.
 

egghead

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Anything can be an addiction and any addiction is bad. For instance, I have seen book addicts. They always read books, they do not go outside, they do not have social interactions. they cut money for important things and buy books. This kind of book addiction is as bad as gaming addiction.
 

Anachiwo

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Anything can be an addiction and any addiction is bad. For instance, I have seen book addicts. They always read books, they do not go outside, they do not have social interactions. they cut money for important things and buy books. This kind of book addiction is as bad as gaming addiction.
This your assessment is completely true my friend. It's not just only games that one can be addicted to but just almost everything and when it's done in a bad manner, it becomes inimical to one's health. Moderation is the important key in anything one is getting into.
 

Tehilah27

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You just need the will to stop playing and get rid of the game. Deleting the game doesn't mean you can't reinstall it so engaging in activities with other people, family and friends, is really the best way to get rid of the addiction.
 
I think it all depends on the level of addiction. But basically, I try to prioritize my offline activities and remember that there is a real world out there. It's big, it's wild, full of good people / great opportunities and its's waiting for me to do something with my life.
 

leadtech

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I always taking a rest after a long hour of playing .. My method is to leave the PC and lay on the bed until i fall asleep .. I don't usually spend most of my day sitting infront of the computer and also do avoid being addict on the game i play,
 

Anachiwo

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I always taking a rest after a long hour of playing .. My method is to leave the PC and lay on the bed until i fall asleep .. I don't usually spend most of my day sitting infront of the computer and also do avoid being addict on the game i play,
Then from my observation, you have a good deal of control over your attachment to playing games. It's better that way because once it gets too much and turn to control you, then all hope is lost as things would get so bizarre.
 

theresajane

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This sure is very hard. For me, I let myself get busy with other things. But, when I realize that it's not good for my lifestyle anymore, just like the others, I delete the game. It could be hard to delete it, but you need courage and sense of reality that you have to do more important things than that.
 

egghead

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This your assessment is completely true my friend. It's not just only games that one can be addicted to but just almost everything and when it's done in a bad manner, it becomes inimical to one's health. Moderation is the important key in anything one is getting into.
Any kind of addiction is bad for all of us, and when it comes to gaming, we should always play in moderation so that we don't get addicted. As an adult it might be easier for us to know when to stop, however, kids and teens cannot distinguish between the rights and the wrongs. Therefore, gaming when becomes an addiction, can completely destroy a kid and teen's life.
 

leadtech

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Then from my observation, you have a good deal of control over your attachment to playing games. It's better that way because once it gets too much and turn to control you, then all hope is lost as things would get so bizarre.
yes it's better to control it because you might got sick after you spend to much on computer.
 

Anachiwo

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yes it's better to control it because you might got sick after you spend to much on computer.
Exactly! In as much as it's fun playing one's favorite video games, it's better done with caution than being careless in order to avoid getting into physical, emotional and mental or psychological problems.
 

gutzman

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This is so easy to say but hard to do. Some of us doesn't even realize it in order for them to get rid of it. I myself always keep in my mind that this is just a game and I don't need to take it seriously. I also stick with my reason why I am playing games and that is to have fun and release some stress.
 

Henrywrites

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Coping with game addiction is something that is not always easy. There are times that I always find myself playing one game or another even after I have vowed not to do so. I believe that planning on how to do the things you set out to do everyday helps rather.
 

Martinsx

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Addiction is a very broad concept when it comes to pointing out all the areas it spilled in to. It's not just in playing games that someone can fall into serious addiction because there are far more other useless and less important things which one can get addicted to that never goes well at all.

I have had friends who were addicted to smoking and drinking so much and most of them ended up in the hospital and rehabilitation centers. It was a very bad experience for them and their families, so addiction is a very bad thing to get into.

Gaming addiction is capable of affecting someone mentally, emotionally and psychologically. It can leave one totally broken and thorn away from real life and more closer to fantasy.

The only way I contain addictive games is to never fall in love with such games. Prevention is better than cure.
 

Bravosi

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Coping with game addiction is something that is not always easy. There are times that I always find myself playing one game or another even after I have vowed not to do so. I believe that planning on how to do the things you set out to do everyday helps rather.
Maybe it's not an addiction at all, and you're just having a fun with yourself? Ain't nothing wrong with it! :)
 

Nova

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My current approach is to limit the gaming time. And make sure that I am spending not more than 2 hours. This way I make sure to only spend time when I don't get burn out. This is my approach and that seems to be working for me. I may consider addiction if I tend to look at the phone every 2 minutes and spend time there.
 

Anachiwo

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Maybe it's not an addiction at all, and you're just having a fun with yourself? Ain't nothing wrong with it! :)
When it's just catching fun, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it but when it goes beyond the fun thing, then everything is completely wrong with it.
 

Nova

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First thing to do is you have to limit the interaction with the people who play games. Avoid social media purely for gaming. And then you should consider what can be done about your gameplay time. You have to remove those games and hide consoles if need be. That way you can control the addiction. This is what I have learned from the experience.
 

Jelineex

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It's a bit difficult to stop addiction especially with playing games. It keeps on playing and running on our heads. ( Ha.Ha.Ha) Our mind controls everything. Discipline is always a best key factor to resist temptation. I also think it depends on a person if he has the realization on everything he do. Does it gives him a productivity growth or not?