Down on the Farm -- Boggle and Smear
A residential treatment center opened up recently near Seattle for people addicted to computer games. The first patient entered treatment after playing the online game "World of Warcraft" for up to 16 hours per day.
Kids seem the most vulnerable to gaming addiction. Anti-social kids in particular seem to revel in the safety of distant friendships formed with fellow players around the world.
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