WHAT IS VIDEO GAMING ADDICTION?

If it causes a problem, it is a problem. We focus on the point at which gaming becomes mutually exclusive with “real” life.

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

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REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

For many people, gaming is a way to de-stress or have fun. A Healthy Gamer is someone whose gaming is recreational and does not interfere with his or her “real” life. We work towards setting and achieving real-life goals. Healthy Gamer supports recovery with the help of a recovery coach, the support of other gamers, and a curriculum developed by gamers for gamers. Get help that meets you where you are.

Clinical experience with over a hundred gamers tells us that abstinence isn’t necessarily the best way to overcome video gaming addiction. Many people try to replicate interventions from biological substances like marijuana, alcohol or opium. These fail to be effective for video game addiction. Abstinence is crucial for biological addictions that have molecules that directly target the brain. However, video game addiction has a more complicated and nuanced effect on the brain. We look deeper into these nuances to deliver a solution that helps gamers regain control of their lives.

16

million Americans

Struggle with Gaming

$500

million

ESports Revenues

4

million American Youth

Addicted to Gaming

13

million Americans

Play 50+ Hours/Week

MADE FOR GAMERS BY GAMERS

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 intervention 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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VIDEO GAME ADDICTION IS EXACERBATED BY:

Depression or
Anxiety

Moodiness or
Irritability

Interpersonal
Conflict

Addictive
Substances

Social
Isolation

Unfulfilling
Relationships

Academic
Disengagement

Career
Slump

VIDEO GAMES

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

TESTIMONIALS FROM HEALTHY GAMERS & PARENTS