Gaming addiction has been recognised as a serious problem for many years. It is noted as being particularly addictive when it concerns Massive Multiplayer Online Games, where many addicts retreat in to an online universe to the exclusion of all else. In particularly serious cases gaming addiction has led to the break up of marriages and families, the loss of jobs and in some cases even suicide.
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- EverQuest Daily Grind A weblog about game addiction from a former gamer. Includes stories and letters from past and present addicts.
- Online Gamers Anonymous Twelve-step support network for gaming addicts. Includes news, explanation of the 12-step approach, and forums.
- GamerWidow.com A site that provides support and resources for 'gamer widow(er)s'. Message boards, chat room, articles and links to support those who are feeling neglected by their gamer (video/console/online gamers) partner.
Video Game Addiction: Do we need a Video Gamers Anonymous?
Student research paper on games addiction by Mary Schlimme.
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Yahoo! Groups : EverQuest-Widows
A large, international, support group for those effected by game addiction.
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Yahoo Groups: World of Warcraft Widows
This group isn't just for wives, but for anyone, husbands, girl or boyfriends, mothers, fathers, sons or daughters, or anyone that has had a relationship effected by this addictive game.
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