Problem Gaming Prevention
Problem gaming can span a wide variety of activities, from problem gambling to video game addiction. These addictions are often insidious and difficult to recognize, as many forms of gaming are socially acceptable with little to any legal limitations.
While the majority of gamers/gamblers do not experience dependence, in some cases problem gaming can be just as destructive as alcohol and drug addictions. Our approach to problem gaming prevention focuses on education for youth and adults.
Goals of Problem Gaming Prevention include:
- Increasing knowledge and attitudes that foster protection
- Reducing high risk gaming/gambling
- Decreasing to abstinence
- Adoption of low-risk gaming/gambling practices (ie. setting time limit & money spent)
Note: If you or someone you care about is experiencing problems, call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966.