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WoW - Tanya Byron likens games to Drug Addiction

by Woges, 2008-04-15 21:54:02 has a news article on Dr Tanya Byron's comments on TV program Am I Normal?

“It might seem ludicrous to compare a childish computer fantasy game with hard drug addiction. But addiction counsellors offering treatment to gamers argue that there are key similarities in the way that the consumer gets hooked into coming back for more.”

Byron spoke to counsellor Stephen Noel-Hill, who she revealed was “himself a recovering gambling addict” – and who had set up a recovery clinic in Amsterdam which welcomed ‘games addicts’

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SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Fantasy
Platform: PC
Release: Released