Gaming the System

014 - Internet Porn Is Destroying a Generation One Erection at A Time || Interview w/ Gabe Deem

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Part of the Game Quitters network, GTS brings you everything you need to know about video game addiction, and how people have changed their lives after overcoming it.

Each week James will be covering a range of topics from industry news and surprise mechanics to companies fighting back against gaming disorder.
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Part of the Game Quitters network, GTS brings you everything you need to know about video game addiction, and how people have changed their lives after overcoming it.

Each week James will be covering a range of topics from industry news and surprise mechanics to companies fighting back against gaming disorder.
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019 - Do Loot Boxes Lead to Problem Gambling?
It's time again to talk about everybody's favourite surprise mechanic, loot boxes.  Parents hate them, governments hate them, gamers hate them, and yet publishers continue to shove them down our throats at every chance they get. They might seem like harmless fun, but more and more research is being done into their link with problem gambling. So today I'm going to look into what the science is saying and discuss this idea in more depth. If you haven't already I'd love for you to leave us a rating. It'll help us get the podcast in front of more people, and we can provide as much value as possible! Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
11:05
December 10, 2019
018 - Is Gaming at The Weekend Really that Bad? (spoilers, yes)
Are you someone that rewards themself with a week of hard work by sitting down in front of your computer or TV and spending the entirety of your weekend playing video games? Maybe you think there's no harm in playing 2 days a week. You've worked hard, so why not reward yourself? You might be surprised to know that gaming is actually rewiring the internal mechanisms of your brain. It's can cause: - unfulfilled relationships - less enjoyment in new activities - lack of direction and more... Learn all about weekend gaming in this episode of Gaming the System. If you haven't already I'd love for you to leave us a rating. It'll help us get the podcast in front of more people, and we can provide as much value as possible! Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
13:15
December 6, 2019
017 - How to Help a Loved One with Video Game Addiction w/ Cam Adair and Nadja Streiter
It's one thing struggling with video game addiction yourself, but what can you do when you see someone you love destroying their life with gaming? Maybe they're still living at home, struggling to get a job, overweight and are losing the will to live. No matter how much you want to help them, the painful truth is that you can't convince someone to change. You can give them all the information you want, but it's not going to help them. If anything, it'll just make them resent you. So, what can you do?  We designed our program, Reclaim, for one purpose: To help parents and loved ones to foster a deep understanding of video game addiction and learn how to effectively treat the disorder in someone close to them.  Over 4 modules, 40 lessons, worksheets, interviews and videos - you'll gain all of the knowledge you need to tackle the modern problem of video games once and for all. The program was designed in conjunction with licensed therapist, parents coach and program director at Game Quitters - Nadja Streiter. Nadja learnt first hand the effects of video game addiction in her own children, so you can be sure that this program was written specifically with you in mind. We understand what you're going through, but it doesn't need to be like that forever. If you want to finally beat gaming addiction and Reclaim your loved one, check out the course here: https://gamequitters.com/reclaim/ You might have noticed this episode was released on a Tuesday. Well, we're experimenting with providing even more amazing content for you on Gaming the System, with double the episodes and double the quality.  If you haven't already I'd love for you to leave us a rating. It'll help us get the podcast in front of more people, and we can provide as much value as possible! Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
27:38
December 3, 2019
016 - From Suicidal Twitch Streamer to Living My Dream Life: How I Escaped Rock Bottom
I don't usually get too personal on this show. I never really thought it was the place to be emotional... However, a conversation with a friend of mine, shortly followed by him urging me to share my story, prompted me to create this episode. I realised that there are hundreds, if not thousands of people in our community that are in the same position I was just a year ago. I was horribly depressed, anxious, lonely, unhealthy and lacking any sense of clarity or determination. I found myself in some horrible situations over the last 2 years, and at my worst point, I was living in a fly-infested apartment contemplating suicide while living a supposed dream life as a Twitch streamer.  But fast forward to 2019, and I find myself in a position where I can travel the world and I'm waking up every day with the motivation to work. It's incredible. If I help even one person with this episode then it'll be worth almost breaking down into tears in front of hundreds of people! As always, thanks for tuning in. If you liked the episode I'd really appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating. It helps out far more than you realise! Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
30:00
November 29, 2019
015 - I Relapsed After 8 Months of No Gaming...
I didn't want to make this episode. I didn't even EXPECT to have to make this episode. But, here we are... This week I relapsed hard. Although I had been playing in moderation (5 hours a week) prior to it, I didn't count it as a relapse because nothing had changed in my life. However, just a few days ago something happened that altered my perspective completely. Listen to the episode to find out what happened.  Your support has been amazing recently, the podcast is constantly destroying every goal we set for ourselves. So a huge thank you to every one of you that watches and shares our episodes. If you haven't already I'd love for you to leave us a rating. It'll help us get the podcast in front of more people, and we can provide as much value as possible! Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
15:02
November 22, 2019
014 - Internet Porn Is Destroying a Generation One Erection at A Time || Interview w/ Gabe Deem
If you watch internet porn, it might be time to start rethinking. Regardless of whether you watch it once a week or 3 times a day, it can have long-lasting damaging effects. Effects that today's guest, Gabe Deem, knows all too well. He started watching internet porn at the ripe old age of 12, and from that, it spiralled into an uncontrollable addiction. It got so bad that he ended up developing erectile dysfunction at the age of 23. Since then, he's undertaken an incredible transformation to become the man he is today. His organization, Reboot Nation, offers advice to thousands of people on a regular basis. Not only that, but Gabe also speaks internationally in school, colleges, to professionals and even in Capitol Hill. It was a huge privilege to have him on the show, and it was one of my favourite episodes to record. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! As always, thanks for tuning in. If you liked the episode I'd really appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating. It helps out far more than you realise! Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
1:18:49
November 15, 2019
013 - Are Video Games Designed to be Addictive?
If you asked me this question 15 years ago, I'd probably answer it with a resounding no. However, in recent years the gaming industry has shifted towards an approach that focuses on broken, microtransaction-filled, free-to-play games full of mechanics that are cleverly implemented in order to keep you hooked. As it turns out, there are a load of psychological tactics game developers use in order to get the most engagement (money) out of their users. I can't talk about them all in this episode, but I cover the main points as well as going into what I think the industry needs to do in the future to avoid catastrophe. As always, thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the episode don't forget to leave a review. It really helps us out. Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
14:37
November 8, 2019
012 - The Link Between Gaming and Porn Addiction
If you spend any amount of time on the internet you'll soon start to see how prevalent porn is in our modern world. The rise in smartphone technology and high-speed internet has made porn more easily accessible than ever before in history. This has unsurprisingly led to a huge number of problems. One of those issues is porn addiction. As it turns out, gamers tend to watch a lot of porn. So much so, that a large number of people in our community come to us for help on both issues. In this episode, I explore the relationship in further detail, providing references to scientific research and anecdotal evidence to highlight a rapidly growing problem faced by millions of people around the world. As always, thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the episode don't forget to leave a review. It really helps us out. Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
07:52
November 1, 2019
011 - Are Parents to Blame for Gaming Addiction? w/ Nadja Streiter
Nadja Streiter is a therapist, parent coach and Director of Programs at Game Quitters.  On this episode of Gaming the System she joins me in a discussion about whether or not parents are to blame for their child's addiction. On the internet, the first thing that people criticize when gaming disorder gets mentioned is the parents. It's eas understand why. The parents are responsible for the child's upbringing, so they will have the greatest impact on whether or not a child develops an addiction. Right? Well, not entirely. Due to the changing world of gaming, more and more games are being designed to addict and it's only getting worse. As I mentioned in the episode we're running a FREE webinar on the 31st October at 7 PM PST. It's all about the most common mistakes parents make when it comes to gaming addiction, and if you're a parent struggling at the moment you don't want to miss it. So click the link here to sign up: https://events.genndi.com/register/818720503324746489/f0f86a3a08 Thanks for listening, and as always don't forget to leave a rating, review or comment. It really helps us out! Until next time. Peace.
52:48
October 25, 2019
010 - Instant Gratification: What Is It and Why Is It Causing You so Many Problems?
Instant gratification is probably the number 1 drug of the modern generation. You really can't escape it. With smartphones always within arms reach, and an unlimited number of worlds ready to be explored at home or on the move, it's no wonder a human's attention span is now less than a Goldfish. The problem with instant gratification, or a lack of delayed gratification, is that once you become accustomed to it you'll stop finding enjoyment in other activities. This is why it's so hard for gamers to move on and pick up new hobbies. They expect to get rewarded straight away, instead of doing the normal thing and building up progress over time. Learn what instant gratification is all about in this episode of Gaming the System. Brought to you by Game Quitters. As always thanks for listening. If you enjoyed it I'd love it if you could leave us a review as it really helps us out! Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
13:20
October 18, 2019
009 - Is Gaming Worse than Watching TV?
If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me "playing video games is no worse than watching Netflix" I'd probably have about $200 give or take... But, is there any truth to it? Well, kind of... The problem is television isn't designed to be hyper-stimulating, unlike video games. You don't get pop-ups rewarding you for playing for a long time, you're not being challenged, and most of the time it's not social. I had fun making this one! As always thanks for listening. If you enjoyed it I'd love it if you could leave us a review as it really helps us out! Until next time. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
07:25
October 11, 2019
008 - Ed Latimore Interview: From Alcohol Addict to Heavyweight Boxer, Physics Major and 6-Figure Entrepreneur
Ed Latimore is a heavyweight boxer, author, and physics major who transformed himself from someone battling with a heavy alcohol addiction into the inspiring, passionate, and knowledgeable man he is today. Using the experiences he has gained throughout his life, he regularly provides advice to thousands of people every day through his Twitter page, his live speaking events and his regular newsletter. In this episode of Gaming the System, I talk to ed about the struggles he faced during his journey and how he overcame them, as well as discussing how people in the Game Quitters community can use the parallels between alcohol and gaming addiction to really turn their lives around. Check out his website here! Thanks for tuning in, and I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed making it. If you're listening on Apple it would mean a huge amount if you could leave us a review, thank you! Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
1:07:19
October 4, 2019
007 - Your Addiction to Gaming Can Be Turned Into a Superpower
How many times have you tried to take up a new activity, only to give up after a few weeks or months? You're not alone. So why is it that you can go for 16 hours straight on a video game but can't maintain the focus to build new skills? By the way, the podcast is only a fraction of what's contained in the blog post! Make sure to read it here! In this episode of Gaming the System, James explores how gaming has desensitised your mind and how it affects your ability to make certain choices concerning your happiness. You'll learn how you can take the focus you've developed through gaming and transfer it over to something productive, and start making real change come about. Thanks for listening. If you're listening on Apple it would mean a huge amount if you could leave us a review, thank you! Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
10:36
September 27, 2019
006 - James' First 30 Days in Thailand: A Journey from Depressed Gaming Addict to Entrepreneur
While in the middle of recording another episode, it dawned on me that it has been exactly 30 days since I embarked on a new chapter in my life and moved to Thailand to work for myself. It hasn't been without its struggles (listen out for the story of why I burst into tears in my flat), but comparing myself now to who I was 2 months ago is like night and day. I'm happier, more focused, relaxed, determined, passionate, confident and every other word I can think of. I don't think there has been a single negative since I moved out here. In this episode, I talk about my journey from gaming addicted and depressed to becoming the best version of myself over the last year.  I cover the skills I learnt, the path I took and the choices I made in order to give you an idea of what can happen if you overcome gaming addiction to really make your life the best that it can be. Thanks for listening. If you're listening on Apple it would mean a huge amount if you could leave us a review, thank you! Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
14:46
September 21, 2019
005 - The Link Between Gaming and Depression
As someone that has struggled with both depression and gaming addiction, I've definitely had thought about whether or not they're connected. I've even been asked a number of times "did gaming make you depressed?". I've had a lot of time to think about this question, and that led me to make this podcast episode. Spoilers: Gaming doesn't make you depressed. However, being addicted to gaming is definitely fostering a perfect environment to amplify any existing problems you might have. The key is to build awareness and find balance. I hope you enjoy the episode, and forget to leave a review if you're listening on Apple Podcasts, it means a lot to us. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
14:46
September 13, 2019
004 - How to Fill the Void After You Quit Gaming
When people quit gaming, they're suddenly left with so much free time they have no idea what to do with it. As a result, they deem their detox a failure and go back to gaming. "I don't think I was meant to  quit gaming." Usually, people end up going back to video games because they didn't put the systems in place beforehand to enable them to maintain a sense of direction after they quit and start the detox by hitting the ground running. In this short episode of Gaming the System, James discusses how you can go about putting the necessary systems in place before you quit, to ensure you give yourself the best chance of success. If you want to find out more, we go into way more detail in our recent guide on How to Quit Gaming in College! Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
09:23
September 6, 2019
003 - From Gaming Addict to Ultramarathon Runner, Jared Shares His Story After 2 Years Free
This episode is a must-listen whether you're a gaming addict, parent, or loved one. There's so much information and great advice it's hard to know where to start. 2 years after arriving on Episode #14 of the Game Quitters podcast, Jared Webb comes on to talk to James about his journey through the ups and downs of conquering gaming addiction. We discuss what it's like to raise a son and how he's going to limit his children's tech use, how Jared went from running 3 hours a week to 3 hours a day and completing a 100 mile race, as well as how he overcame urges during his gaming detox. Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends and family, and leave us a review if you enjoyed it. Thanks for listening! Music by Nordgroove from Fugue.
43:11
August 24, 2019
002 - ESports: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly feat. Cam Adair
ESports. You either love them or you hate them. Or, in most cases, you have no idea what they are. With the recent success of the Fortnite World Cup, which saw 16-year-old 'Bugha' walk away with $3,000,000 in prize money, a number of discussions have been brought up around the topic of electronic sports. Should the be banned? Are they bad for our health? They're good for us... You get the idea. In this episode of Gamin the System I chat to the founder of Game Quitters, Cam Adair, about the positives (and negatives) of eSports, some valid concerns about the rise of the sports, as well as some potential outcomes we as an organization would like to see come about as a result. As always, thanks for watching. Music by Nordgroove from Fugue
16:13
August 16, 2019
001 - Should Gambling Be Allowed in Video Games?
The first episode of our new podcast, Gaming the System! We've kept all of the old Game Quitters podcast episodes that you loved, we're just adding to them with these. On this episode, James discusses the recent controversies in the crossover world of gaming and gambling. Covering topics such as the GTA Casino, manipulating users to spend more money, and the prevalence of gambling in games marketed to children. Thanks for watching, and if you enjoyed the episode don't forget to give it a review or send us a message telling us what you think. We love all feedback. Peace.
17:29
August 8, 2019
Podcast #25 | BBC Radio Interview on Video Game Addiction
This week BBC Radio5 Live did a full feature segment on video game addiction featuring Game Quitters Founder, Cam Adair, member from the UK, Matus, and a parent from our community named Giovanna. It also featured Head Counselor of The Cabin's Edge Program (residential treatment for gaming addiction)John Logan, and Headmaster Robert Tegan from The Cedars School in the UK. Hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe. More podcasts available on gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast by donating: gamequitters.com/donate Need help to quit gaming? Check out our Respawn program: gamequitters.com/respawn Need help as a parent or loved one? Buy our Reclaim guide: gamequitters.com/reclaim
23:28
December 20, 2018
Podcast #24 | Should Video Games Be Regulated?
Over the past week there has been a lot happening in the video games industry around potential regulations, especially around loot boxes, so I sat down for an interview with Christopher Hansford who works as the Political Engagement Director of Consumers for Digital Fairness to share the latest on legislative efforts around the gaming industry and what it means for gamers and gaming addicts alike. Hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe. Shownotes available on: gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/gamequitters
21:44
April 24, 2018
Podcast#23 | Cam Live from a Hostel Bed in Portugal
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast Cam goes on a solo monologue, live from a hostel bed in Lisbon, Portugal. This one is different. Hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday. Shownotes available on: gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/gamequitters
26:02
October 5, 2017
Podcast #22 | SoulBroRadio Interviews Cam Adair
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast we share an interview that happened recently on Soul Bro Radio. It's a really interesting conversation that not only covers gaming addiction but other aspects we don't always talk about on the podcast or in other interviews. Hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday. Shownotes available on: gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/gamequitters
33:37
September 28, 2017
Podcast #021 | How to Create Magic with Jackie Knechtel
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast we sit down with Jackie Knechtel, co-founder of the Flow Consciousness Institute to talk about how to create magic, including the story behind how Cam and Jackie somehow managed to find themselves at a beach house in Arrifana, Portugal with five bedrooms, a hot tub, pool, and ocean view. If you enjoy the episode, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday. Shownotes available on: gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/gamequitters Connect with Jackie: http://flowconsciousnessinstitute.com
24:13
September 22, 2017
Podcast #20 | On Psychedelics, Plant Medicine, and Burning Man: Interview with Adam Roa
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast we sit down with Adam Roa once again to discuss psychedelics, plant medicine, and how Burning Man inspired our personal growth. If you enjoy the episode, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday. Shownotes available on: gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/gamequitters
1:06:56
September 8, 2017
Podcast #19 | How to Binge on Productivity
Have you ever binged watched an entire season of a TV show or powered your way through the main story of a video game? What if you could use that same mentality and binge on productivity instead? In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast we'll give you 6 steps that you can start using right away to train your brain to become an unstoppable productivity-binging machine! We'll show you how to create your own "loading screen" to start your day off right, how to grind for real-life loot crates to super charge your motivation, how to craft a personalized set of quests to lead you to success and much more. If you enjoy the episode, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday. Shownotes available on: gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/gamequitters
35:20
August 31, 2017
Podcast #18 | Overcoming Adversity and The Miracle Morning with Brianna Greenspan
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast Cam interviews Brianna Greenspan, co-author of The Miracle Morning. How do you persevere when you live with chronic illness? We discuss that and much more, including The Miracle Morning, avoiding apathy, supporting kids with terminal illnesses, and what life is like for the sibling of a video game addict. If you enjoy the episode, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday. Shownotes available on: gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/gamequitters
53:20
August 25, 2017
Podcast #17 | Building Confidence and Improving Your Relationships with Jeffrey Platts
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast Cam interviews Jeffrey Platts, a men's relationship coach to talk about how to build more confidence and develop more meaningful relationships. They also talk about current obstacles men struggle with in life, and whether you should join the "PUA" community to improve your dating life. An episode with a number of comedic moments, we hope you enjoy it. If you do, please share it on social media, like it on SoundCloud, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday. For all the links and shownotes: http://gamequitters.com/podcast To support the podcast: http://patreon.com/gamequitters
1:03:06
August 17, 2017
Podcast #16 | Is College or University Worth Your Time, Energy, and Money?
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast, Cam and Jason discuss whether college and university is worth your time, energy, and effort, with special guest RJ Carter. With high student loans, and so many college students struggling to balance gaming with their studies, we wanted to share tips and strategies for making this big decision in your life. Be sure to listen until the end for a 5-point assessment tool. If you like the episode, please share it on social media and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday! Show notes for the podcast are available here: gamequitters.com/podcast Support the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/gamequitters
1:30:12
August 10, 2017
Podcast #15 | How Gaming Brought Us Halfway Around the World with NFL Cheerleader Amber Valdez
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast, Cam and special guest, former NFL Cheerleader Amber Valdez talk about how gaming brought them together halfway across the world in Tanzania, Africa. They talk about why they are there, and Amber also shares her opinion on whether or not the "gamer stereotype" is accurate, how to build your self-esteem and confidence, how to overcome challenges and adversity, and finally, what Amber would like to share for any Game Quitters who are currently feeling depressed or suicidal. If you like the episode, please share it on social media and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday! Show notes for the podcast are available here: gamequitters.com/podcast
1:02:02
August 3, 2017
Podcast #14 | The 90 Day Detox Survival Kit
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast, Jason and special guest Jared share about their experience completing the 90 Day Detox, including challenges they had to overcome, strategies that helped them be successful, and other tips and tactics you can use to be successful on your journey to quit gaming for 90 days. If you like the episode, please share it on social media and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday! Show notes for the podcast are available here: gamequitters.com/podcast
1:27:25
July 27, 2017
Podcast #13 | From Nintendo Power Connoisseur to Six-Figure Entrepreneur with Phil MacNevin
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast, Cam interviews Phil MacNevin, a former Nintendo Power Connoisseur turned Six-Figure Entrepreneur. In this interview we discuss how gaming held Phil back from living his fullest potential, the impact it had on his relationships (including with his wife), and how leveraging his free time for more productive pursuits ultimately helped him build successful businesses (and how you can too!) If you like the episode, please share it on social media and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday! Show notes for the podcast are available here: gamequitters.com/podcast
58:39
July 20, 2017
Podcast #11 | How to Stop Consuming Content, and Start Taking Action Instead with RJ Carter
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast Jason interviews RJ Carter on how to go from consuming content, to actually taking action in your life instead. If you enjoy the episode, please share it on social media, "like it", leave a comment, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday! Shownotes available on gamequitters.com
51:03
July 6, 2017
Podcast #10: The Power of Simple Habits to Overcome Addiction and Avoid Relapse with Pete Marston
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast Cam interviews Pete Marston, a recovering drug and gaming addict who discovered how changing simple habits had a profound impact on his addiction recovery and ability to avoid relapse. We also discuss the importance of a morning routine, support system, and Pete's opinion on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). If you enjoy the episode, please share it on social media, "like it", leave a comment, and subscribe for a new episode every Thursday! For the shownotes: gamequitters.com/podcast
58:35
June 29, 2017
Podcast #9 | Parenting in the Digital Age featuring Dr. Richard Freed, author of Wired Child
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast Cam sits down with Dr. Richard Freed, a child and adolescent psychologist and author of Wired Child to discuss challenges and strategies to reclaim your child in the digital age. We also discuss the role marketing plays from technology companies like Apple in creating a perception of our relationship to technology that is more perception than reality. Dr. Freed shares a lot of insight into what he sees in his practice working with client, and we hope you enjoy this interview. If you do, please "like it", share it on social media, leave a comment,. rating and review, and subscribe to receive a new episode every Thursday! Connect with Dr. Freed on richardfreed.com and find the show notes on gamequitters.com/podcast
55:48
June 28, 2017
Podcast #8 | Can You Succeed Without Commitment? + Q&A
In this episode Cam and Jason explore the concept of commitment, and the role it plays in how success you will be when you quit playing video games. We also explore the reasons for changing your "Gamer" identity, what the positive uses of video games are, the different kind of replacement activities you want to have, and Jason gives an update on his 90 day detox. If you like the episode, please "like it", share it on social media, subscribe to get the next episode (every Thursday!), and leave us a comment.
41:36
June 15, 2017
Podcast #7 | Cam Speaks in Vegas on Video Game Addiction
In this episode Cam goes to Las Vegas to speak about video game addiction at the Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling and we have the recording! In this episode you will learn what video game addiction is, why is happens, and what the practical strategies are to combat it. You will also learn what the demographics of video game addicts are, and what to look for in an addict. Jason also stops by for an update on his 90 day detox. If you like the episode, please "like it", subscribe to get the next episode (every Thursday!), and leave us a comment.
1:11:44
June 8, 2017
Podcast #6 | Interview with Dr. Huu Kim Le: Why Is Video Game Addiction Not a Recognized Disorder?
In this episode we welcome special guest Dr. Huu Kim Lee, an Australian Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who's on the front lines of the debate about whether "video game addiction" should be an officially recognized disorder. We have a candid conversation surrounding that debate, including what the current obstacles are to being officially recognized, what some of the "myths" about video game addiction are, especially in the academic and scientific community, and we also share insights into what we've both learned working with video game addicts to help them live a great life. If you like the episode, please "like it", subscribe to get the next episode (every Thursday), and leave a comment. Connect with Dr. Huu Kim Le at http://cgiclinic.com and watch his TEDx talk, The spell of digital immersion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ7A74Vx7YE
1:07:57
June 1, 2017
Podcast #5 | Adam Roa: ProGamer Turned Artist on Flow States, Creativity and Psychedelics?
In this episode we welcome special guest Adam Roa, who is a former pro-gamer turned artist, to discuss realizing your creative potential, reaching "flow state", and even the role psychedelics can play in helping us unlock more of ourselves. We also go into his former heroin use, why the answer isn't always to "work more", and how to expand your capacity for greatness. If you like the episode, please share it on social media, "like it", and subscribe for the next one. We release a new episode every Thursday! Connect with Adam at adamroa.com and find all the links mentioned on in the episode on gamequitters.com/podcast
1:01:37
May 25, 2017
Podcast #4 | Interview with Tyler Walline: Mental Health Specialist & Youth Worker
In this episode we welcome special guest Tyler Willine, who is a Mental Health Specialist and Youth Worker to discuss the role addiction plays in youth, and how to shift our thinking patterns, how and why we become addicted, the phases of overcoming an addiction, and how to manage anxiety. We also answer your burning questions on how to develop more confidence, how to improve your focus, and how to stop consuming so much content and actually put it into action. If you enjoy this episode, please share it on social media, like it, and subscribe to never miss another episode.
1:03:54
May 18, 2017
Podcast #3 | Stop Gaming Reddit Q&A
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast we answer the top questions from an exclusive Q&A thread for the StopGaming Reddit community. Questions answered include whether low self-worth is related to gaming addiction, the impact of psychological associations to our bedroom play after we quit, how to push through the void in our identity left by quitting games, whether gaming has an affect on our social interactions, whether we should minimize our time with gadgets and technology in general, and if constantly checking our mobile devices has an impact on our mental capacities. Jason also gives us an update on his 90 day detox. If you enjoy the episode, please like, subscribe, and share it on social media.
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May 18, 2017
Podcast #2 | Podcast Origins & Jason's Story
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast, Jason shares his story of video game addiction, and what the "moment" was that inspired him to make a change. We also share more details on what the BIG goal is of Game Quitters, what the 90 day detox is all about, and answer your burning questions: How do I game less, instead of quitting all together? How old are most people who quit gaming? Should I quit gaming if I'm 15 years old? If game development is my passion, what do I do? And should you also quit porn? If you enjoy the episode, make sure you hit like, share it on social media, subscribe, and leave us a comment.
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May 18, 2017
Podcast #1 | Welcome to the Podcast
In this episode of the Game Quitters Podcast, your hosts Cam Adair and Jason Welwood introduce what the podcast is all about, why they decided to start it, and what you can expect to learn as this journey begins to unfold. They also answer your questions on whether you should quit gaming gradually or cold turkey, what to replace gaming with, how to determine what is most important when you're setting a new direction and long-term goals; and at what point does gaming become an addiction? Enjoy the episode and make sure you hit like, subscribe, and leave a comment.
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May 18, 2017
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