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Maui Recovery offers a specialized program for video game addiction, led by our Co-CEO and Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Kardaras. Recognized globally as an expert in digital addiction, Dr. Kardaras authored “Glow Kids,” a groundbreaking book on the impact of technology addiction. Drawing from a decade of experience, he has helped hundreds of individuals overcome their struggles with video game addiction.

“Are We Still in The Game?”

Those 6 words were asked of Dr. K almost 10 years ago by a delusional and confused teen. The 16-year-old client was experiencing an episode of Video Game-Induced Psychosis. That exchange was the beginning of an eye-opening exploration into Video Game Addiction and the neurological impacts screens have on kids.

Indiana University School of Medicine Brain Imaging Study Found

In 2011, Dr. Yang Wang and his research associates at the Indiana University School of Medicine performed brain-imaging research that indicated video gaming-induced brain changes as young adults in his study showed “less activation in certain frontal brain regions following one week of playing violent video games.” These frontal brain regions, associated with executive functioning, are also the same brain regions that are affected by drug addiction.

Glowing Screens Are Being Used to Treat Burn Victims

University of Washington has been using a virtual reality video game to help military burn victims with pain management during their treatments. Amazingly, while burn patients are immersed in the game, they experience a pain-reducing, morphine-like analgesic effect and thus don’t require any actual narcotics. A wonderful use of screen technology for pain-management medicine. However, unfortunately, we’re also unwittingly giving this digital morphine to others.

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