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  • A man in Germany was recently fined over $500 in court for sedating his girlfriend with drugs so he could continue gaming with his friend. A German newspaper reported that he put a sedative in his girlfriend’s tea when she got home from work and complained about having him game for the rest of the evening. The man claims it was not a strong dosage, but the woman slept until noon the next day and was still acting groggy throughout the next day. The judge claims that it was a deliberate assault and the man was ordered to pay the fine.  (1) 

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  • A new report out of the Chung-Ang University Hospital in Korea shows that a form of “virtual reality” therapy can help alcoholics reduce their craving for alcoholic beverages. The study that was done was very small and only included 10 patients, but the findings were surprising enough that the researchers are hopeful that this type of therapy could be used for alcohol dependency disorders on a larger scale, especially since this type of therapy is already used in psychiatry and psychology. 

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  • School is out and that means your kids are probably enjoying their time off with no homework and extra time to sleep in and relax. When school’s not in session, it means that your kids are left to entertain themselves and for many, this means turning to a screen. Excessive screen time, however, can lead to language or social delays, attention problems, obesity, aggressiveness, and much more. If you are looking for ways to combat the boredom that may creep up during the summer months and keep your kids from screen time over use, we’ve listed some screen time alternatives here. 

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  • Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate for 2016 Ted Cruz recently admitted in an interview that he loves video games and is so addicted that he can’t allow himself to have a gaming console anymore. He explains that he grew up playing video games and that his obsession continued into college and law school. He and his roommate would play all night sometimes. In his interview with The Daily Beast, Cruz was quoted as saying, "I don't have a console, mostly as a time management tool, because if I had one, I would use it far too much.”

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Video Game Addiction

Written by Dr. Andrew Doan & Brooke Strickland on .