Group and Pensions Administrators Rehab and Video Game Addiction Coverage

When you think of addiction, you might think of drugs or alcohol, but video game addiction is a real and growing issue for kids, teens and adults. It jeopardizes relationships, affects normal development and distorts reality. If you or a loved one have a video game addiction, find help with Group and Pensions Administrators Video Game Addiction Coverage.

What is Video Game Addiction?

According to psychologist Kimberly Young, a video game addiction is "a clinical impulse control disorder" similar to compulsive gambling. If you or a love one exhibit any of these addiction indicators, seek help today.

  • Playing for extended time periods
  • Isolating yourself
  • Skipping meals, school, work or bathroom breaks
  • Thinking about gaming while participating in other activities
  • Using gaming to escape real-life problems
  • Lying to conceal gaming
  • Feeling irritable, anxious, depressed or violent when you can't play

What Treatment is Available for Video Game Addicts?

When you decide to get help for your video game addiction, treatment is available. It usually includes detox from gaming and therapy that addresses emotional issues that motivate an addict to escape reality. Treatment can also provide life skills classes that help addicts navigate life without gaming.

 Many addicts choose rehab as part of their treatment. In rehab, addict receive customized support and therapy.

  • Inpatient rehab offers 24/7 support and accountability. You'll have no access to gaming and will receive individual, group and family therapy as you make healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Outpatient rehab offers therapy and accountability during weekdays or several times a week. You can work, go to school and care for your family while receiving therapy and support.  

How Much Does Video Game Addiction Rehab Cost?

The cost of rehab depends on which type of facility you choose. Inpatient rehab often costs more than outpatient rehab, and expect to pay more for a luxury rehab. Therapists and medication costs also vary. Talk to the rehab or your therapist for specific cost information.

Does Group and Pensions Administrators Video Game Addiction Coverage Pay for Rehab?

Insurance often covers at least a portion video game addiction treatment. While you may have co-pays and deductibles, choosing in-network providers rather than out-of-network providers saves you money. Consult your policy for coverage details.

Video gaming addictions are on the rise, but help is available. Seek treatment today as you or your loved one rediscover life after video gaming.

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