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Journal of Addictions Nursing:
doi: 10.3109/10884602.2011.616609
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A case study of Internet Game Addiction

Lee, Eun Jin R.N., Ph.D., APRN1

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Abstract

Internet game addiction is becoming a severe problem in adolescents. The purpose of this article was to present a case study on Internet game addiction. The effects of a new program to treat Internet game addiction based on cognitive‐behavioral therapy, behavior modification, and a 12‐step program are described. The subject in this case study was a 16‐year‐old Korean adolescent who lived in the United States. The adolescent received 5 counseling sessions which seemed ineffective in correcting his Internet game addiction. However, at follow‐up, the adolescent showed improvement in game addiction. This article suggests that these 3 therapies could be combined to form a treatment model which could significantly benefit the patient and positively impact behavior change.

© 2011International Nurses Society on Addictions

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