Therapist: Gaming is like snorting cocaine

Posted by Starr Keshet

An obviously clueless therapist recently compared playing video games to snorting lines and lines of cocaine. Snowblind, what?

"Spending two hours on a game station is equivalent to taking a line of cocaine in the high it produces in the brain," UK-based therapist Steve Pope told BBC Radio.

Therapist: Gaming is like snorting cocaine
"It's [become] the silent killer of our generation."

According to Pope, computer game addiction can also "spiral into violence" as players (somehow) turn their fantasies into reality.

"[This is my] personal quest to spread the message.

"[Parents need] to go upstairs to [their] kids bedroom and try and take the game station controller out of their hands."

He added that most kids will undoubtedly react "in the same way as alcoholics would" if you tried to take their booze.

"It is [definitely] the fastest growing addiction in the country and this is affecting young people mentally and physically," he claimed.

(Via MCVUK)