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. You are not alone. Connect with others who may be going through the same thing, find professional help and resources near you. The Kinjunxion community is here to help.
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The Prevalence of Video Game Addictions in Youth

A lot of parents would say their child is addicted to video games, but there are actual stats showing just how prevalent video game addictions are in youth. In this

Video Game Addictions

A lot of people do not take this subject seriously, but video game addiction is very real and a growing problem in today’s youth. Video game addiction is generally described

Does someone you know have a video games addiction?

Some have played a video game for up to 16 hours of their day on a regular basis for many years. Many turn to video games as an escape from
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Burlington Chess Club - Mailing Address

Wellington Square United Church (meeting location); 2121 Caroline St
Burlington ON L7R 1L7

Burlington Lawn Bowling Club - Central Park

2275 New St
Burlington ON L7R 1J4

Canusa Games

Bennetto Community Centre; 450 Hughson St N
Hamilton ON L8L 4N5

Roselawn Lawnbowling Club

50 Lawrence Rd
Hamilton ON L8M 3E3

Hamilton City Chess Club

Emmanuel United Church; 871 Upper Ottawa St
Hamilton ON L8T 3V5

Dundas Lawn Bowling Association

Dundas Lawn Bowling Club; 71 Cross St
Hamilton ON L9H 2R5

Ladies Marathon Bridge Club of Oakville - Mailing Address

Oakville ON

Competitive Scrabble Club

St. Jospeh's Vila; 56 Governors Rd
Hamilton ON L9H 5G7

Oakville Lawn Bowling Club

111 King St
Oakville ON L6J 1B3

Milton Lawn Bowling Club - Milton Bowling Club

43 Commercial St
Milton ON L9T 2H6

Ancaster Municipal Lawn Bowling Club

Village Green Park; 291 Lodor St
Hamilton ON L9G 2Y7

Grimsby Lawn Bowling Club, The

Livingston Activities Centre; 18 Livingston Ave
Grimsby ON L3M 1K7