At Broadway Lodge we treat gaming in a similar way to other addictions (particularly gambling) with abstinence as the main goal.
Deaths attributed to gaming addiction have tripled in recent years and its severity should not be underestimated. Detoxing from gaming can be just as difficult as any other “drug” and is recognised as an initial addictive behaviour which could lead to use of the other “drugs’ detailed within this page.
We know that the word “rehabilitation” might seem scary to a relatively new addiction, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of whatsoever. Addiction can take various forms and gaming is just another medium. By visiting this website you’ve already made a great step forward. We’re here to support you whatever your story.
Broadway Lodge was the first rehabilitation centre in the world to treat gaming addiction, so we understand what you or a friend might be going through. Like any other addiction, it’s not simply a case of “pulling yourself together” and such approaches can sometimes make matters worse. We know it can be difficult to simply stop without relapsing only shortly later, that’s why we apply the proven 12-Step approach to gaming addiction. We’re here to support you and guide you through each stage of rehabilitation.
Gaming is just as addictive as any other “drug” – and, achieving recovery is can be just as difficult as most other “drugs”. However, with our specialised help and therapy we can help to ensure you recover.
The 12 Step philosophy underpins the treatment programme at Broadway Lodge, but that’s just one element. Our comprehensive integrated schedule means that clients will be involved in so much more than solely working through the 12 Steps. For instance, there’s regular one to one counselling, daily group therapy sessions, complementary therapies and psycho-educational lectures and workshops, not to mention the 24/7 medical and peer support. Our counsellors work with clients both individually and in a group setting to explore their addictive behaviours and underlying issues, and enable clients to develop tools and healthy coping mechanisms in a safe and supportive environment.
As well as treatment primarily for addiction, we can support individuals who have dual diagnosis where another condition co-exists alongside addiction, such as an eating disorder, anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder (BPD).