From Gaming addiction to Wholehearted living
The gaming industry is said to be worth the movie and music industry combined. While not all gaming is created equal, not all kids are created equal. My guest today battled gaming addiction, came out on the other side and went back in the battlefield to rescue other young people struggling to regain their lives again. Cam Adair is the founder of Game Quitters - the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, serving 75,000 members in 95 countries. He also co-founded – Intenta – an internationally renown organization whose role is to equip professionals with resources on managing digital disorders.
We had such a rich conversation on being on the receiving end of bullies, the role his parents played in going to the digital battlefield for him and how one night at the movies saved his life – literally. There was such a tenderness in this conversation and yet it was so empowering; There are resources for gaming support in the show notes and great advice Cam shared - I hope you get some good nuggets here you can pass along.
Game Quitters - https://gamequitters.com/
Join members in our community forums from over 95 countries. Meet like-minded people on the same journey as you.
Game quitters parents facebook group
Intenta Digital - www.intenta.digital.com
Drawing from diverse fields of mental health, addiction, technology and neuroscience, we synthesize and share the most up to date worldwide research on problematic digital use.
reSET Summer Camp for Gaming addiction - https://www.resetsummercamp.com/
Reset Summer Camp offers a fully immersive, clinical program hosted on a university campus, providing a fun-filled summer camp atmosphere. Participants are able to detox from their screen addiction and learn how to self-regulate, as they participate in individual and group therapy.
Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl
Quotes in episode:
Hard is Hard
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances