Video Games Addiction

Video Game use has been a common form of entertainment for many years. But at what point does Video Game use go from recreational enjoyment to an addiction? How much time playing video games is too much? Have you noticed that you, your child, family member or co-worker is starting to spend excessive amounts of time playing video games? The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto estimates that nearly 10 percent of students in Grades 7 to 12 in Ontario get seven or more hours of "screen time" each day, and of that group, just over 10 percent reported a video gaming problem. Similar to internet addiction, or gambling, video game addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, where video game user spends an abnormal amount of hours playing video games, to the point where it impacts daily life, including work, school, family and/or relationships. Regardless of the number of hours spent playing, any unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop video game use could signal a problem. We are here to help. If you aren’t sure if video game use has turned into abuse, or if you have questions or concerns about video game addiction, take a look through the resources listed below.

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Burlington Chess Club - Mailing Address

Nonprofit club whose members meet to play recreational and competitive chess

Burlington Lawn Bowling Club - Central Park

Lawn bowling programs include:
* competitive and recreational
* instruction provided
* bowls may be rented
* free no-obligation workshops for new bowlers are offered in May

Dundas Lawn Bowling Association

A group affiliated with the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association.

Canusa Games

A non-profit organization that provides area youth a chance to participate in international friendship Games between Hamilton, Ontario and Flint, Michigan.

Hamilton City Chess Club

Offers opportunity to play in rated chess events across Canada, including the requisite CFC membership available to children and adults. The CFC organizes qualification events for Canadians to compete for world titles and events.

Roselawn Lawnbowling Club

A lawn bowling club, located in Gage Park.

Oakville Lawn Bowling Club

The club offers four types of bowling:
* casual
* jitney
* competitive
* youth program * ages 7-16 years

* potential members are welcome to free lessons in May prior to deciding whether to join

Competitive Scrabble Club

Scrabble Club for competitive players

Oakville Gamers

an informal drop-in group
* plays card and board games
* choice of games changes

Ancaster Municipal Lawn Bowling Club

Lawn bowling for all ages * New members always welcome

Ladies Marathon Bridge Club of Oakville - Mailing Address

* games played twice per month at members' homes Sep-Apr
* year end lunch May

Milton Lawn Bowling Club - Milton Bowling Club

Among the longest serving clubs in Milton
* new members are welcome
* also offer indoor carpet bowling during the off season from Oct-Apr at a different location
* qualified Trainers attend Open House events and are available by appointment
* contact Membership for further information about joining and training