New Flawed “Study” “Proves” Video games and porn are more addictive then Heroin.

Posted: October 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

While reading KIA today I ran into this study that was linked. It said that video games and porn are as addictive as Heroin. It’s a really bad study and many people there pointed out how flawed it is. The study itself is no longer being loaded, so you can’t view it, unfortunately. I don’t know what happened to it. All I know is studies like this should not be trusted. Why?

The Following Paper disproves a lot the study says. It argues that recent “studies” on video game addiction are not based on facts but media hysteria.  It is revealed that people overplay video games due to ineffective time management skills, or for other reasons. It’s not because they are addicted to them.

I can tell you that video games can be addictive. But as addictive as Heroin? People on the forum discussed how the word “addiction” has been redefined. It used to mean “a dependence on a substance”. Now it can mean compulsion’s as well. It seems it has been redefined to attack video games. Many people on the forum discussed how during times when they had no PC they had no withdrawal symptoms from a lack of video games in their life. To me that proves that they are not as addictive as heroin.

If someone says crap that games are this addictive, its to start a moral panic people. It should not be trusted. Games aren’t that addictive.

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