WHAT IS VIDEO GAMING ADDICTION?

If it causes a problem, it is a problem.
Healthy Gamer may be right for you if your video gaming overlaps with any of the following:

Depression or
Anxiety

Moodiness or
Irritability

Interpersonal
Conflict

Addictive
Substances

Social
Isolation

Unfulfilling
Relationships

Academic
Disengagement

Career
Slump

Find out if you or a loved one meets the clinical classification for internet gaming disorder.

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WHY HEALTHY GAMER?

Healthy Gamer is developed by world-class addictions psychiatrist and reformed gamer Dr. Alok Kanojia. Dr. Kanojia is currently the world expert on video gaming addiction. He combines gamer psychology and addiction psychiatry to digitize the most crucial interventions for video gaming addiction. Read More →

Healthy Gamer helps gamers regain control of their lives.

Gamers

With the support of a peer gaming group and a recovery coach, develop a lifestyle that prioritizes your physical and mental health.

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Parents

If you have a child 10+ whose gaming habits are making you think “where did my child go?”, our course may be right for you.

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Recovery Coaches

If you are a reformed gamer interested in working with gamers to develop a healthier lifestyle, we want to hear from you.

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We believe gaming can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

For many people, gaming is a way to de-stress or have fun. However, video games today are designed to trigger specific addictive circuits in your brain. A Healthy Gamer is someone whose gaming is recreational and does not interfere with his or her “real” life. When gaming habits begin to interfere with personal goals, professional/academic progress, personal relationships, or physical/mental health, we would say it is becoming problematic.

We believe in a growth mindset of adding healthy behaviors focussed on the real-world.

  • Professional/academic goal-setting
  • Fulfilling in-person relationships
  • Confidence in the real world
  • In-person, offline interests
  • Physical activity and fitness
  • Mind-body health

Clinical experience with over a hundred gamers tells us that abstinence isn’t necessarily the best way to go for video gaming addiction. Many people try to replicate interventions from biological substances like marijuana, alcohol or opium. These fail to be effective with gamers. The reason is because abstinence is crucial for biological addictions that have molecules that directly target the brain. However, video gaming addiction has a more complicated and nuanced effect on the brain.We believe in using individual strategies to help people overcome their addictive behaviors through personalized approaches instead of focussing on abstinence.

16

million Americans

Struggle with Gaming

$500

million

ESports Revenues

4

million American Youth

Addicted to Gaming

13

million Americans

Play 50+ Hours/Week

VIDEO GAMES

Healthy Gamer is ideally suited for players of the following games:

TESTIMONIALS FROM HEALTHY GAMERS & PARENTS