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Recognizing Signs of Video Game Addiction

No one knows precisely what addictive quality there is in gaming. However, some theories suggest that completing a game releases dopamine that improves mood and provides an energy rush. It is the same neurotransmitter that occurs in other addictive behaviours. If your teen has an obsessive preoccupation with gaming, you may have reason to be…

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3 Signs Your Teen Needs Residential Treatment

There can be many signs that alert you to your teen’s need for professional help. As a parent, it can be challenging to determine when to step in, especially if you’re considering residential treatment. Many teens suffer from mental health problems or destructive behaviours, and either of these can be a good reason to seek…

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6 Signs of Gaming Addiction in Your Teen

In recent times, video games have undergone tremendous evolution, becoming an elaborate realistic escape appealing to players across all age groups. At Venture Academy, we understand that the obsession with these games, the gratification of leveling up, and the mental stimulation of playing these games increases the trend of teen gaming addiction. Is Your Teen…

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Understanding What Causes Gamer Rage and How to Stop It

Gaming addiction and rage are on the rise, especially in teenagers and even young adults. Have you wondered what causes gamer rage? Part of the answer lies in the constant demand for instant gratification and having it taken away. The instantaneous loading of web pages, YouTube videos, and entertainment has not instilled patience in today’s…

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What are the Top Signs of Internet Addiction?

In our digital world, internet addiction is more pervasive than ever before. Your entertainment and information options are limited only by device battery and WiFi coverage. The temptation to stay online all day ensnares many, including our teens. Learn to recognize the signs of internet addiction disorder to keep your child healthy. What Defines Internet…