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How To Quit Playing Video Games With Cam Adair

Social Confidence Mastery

In this episode, Cam Adair, Founder of Game Quitters, talks about how to quit playing video games.  Go to https://gamequitters.com/ to find out more. For more instant access to future episodes, subscribe to the podcast for free from your mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. 👉 Download your social confidence cheat sheet: https://socialconfidencemastery.com/cheat-sheet/ 👉 Book your social confidence breakthrough session: https://socialconfidencemastery.com/application/ 👉 Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialconfidencemastery/ 👉 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/socialconfidencemastery/ 👉 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/socialconfidencemastery/ 

29mins

16 Nov 2021

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Cam Adair: Tackling Mental Health Issues in Gaming

Martin Lycka's Safe Bet Show

The latest episode of Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet show sees Martin sit down for a conversation with Cam Adair, the founder of Game Quitters, the world's largest support community for video game addiction.Cam has been published in Psychiatry Research, and has an impressive list of credits including two TEDx talks, NPR, BBC, Forbes, ABC 20/20, CNN, VICE, and Bloomberg, amongst many others.Cam tells Martin about his history of competitive hockey, and the skills and mindset he’s been able to take from that into his career. Adair also touches on the Evander Kane story, and the impact of gaming and mental health issues related to gaming among amateur and professional athletes. The two also get into Cam’s ventures with Game Quitter and Know Your Game (a project on which he’s working with Martin), his thoughts on Esports, the future of the Esports revolution, and whether it can rival traditional sports in the future. Finally, Martin gets Cam’s thoughts on gaming disorder being added to the WHO’s ICD-11 list, what gaming and gambling companies can do to help with prevention of mental health issues, and the role that parents and loved ones have to play in combating these problems. 00:11 - Intro 01:41 - Cam’s love of Ice Hockey, including playing competitive hockey for over 15 years, what skills did Cam learn from hockey that he’s been able to take into mental health coaching? The skills they learned in hockey can make them more successful in business and other ventures, taking the mindset through in life. Helped him with mental preparation, being able to show up and perform even if you’re injured or tired. 04:20 - The importance of helping athletes such as Evander Kane, recently in the news due to accusations of betting on his own games, through addiction problems. The impact of gaming in recent years on athletes and sportsmen, importance of education for amateur and professional athletes.06:54 - Cam’s view on sports teams etc. banning video gaming when away with the team. Athletes being able to use gaming to stay in touch with friends and family back home, get them through lockdown/quarantine vs the potential negative effects it can have. For many individuals it’s a positive, whereas for others it’s disruptive. What impact will Esports have as more young people attempt to become professional gamers? How long before we see the impacts?09:35 - Where will the esports revolution lead? And can it take over traditional sports in popularity? The power of Esports to have new games quickly become hugely popular, for example despite being a relatively new game, the Fortnite world cup is one of the biggest events in esports. The exponential growth of Esports could see it rise above traditional sports in prominence and popularity.13:22 - The ‘darker’ side of video gaming/Esports, Cam at the forefront of the fight against mental health problems in gaming, gaming disorder recently being added to the ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases), by the WHO. Importance of meeting each person as an individual and looking at how to help them, rather than judging whether their condition is valid. The rise in acceptance of a conversation around the topic of mental health in the gaming community. Over 3 billion active gamers worldwide, meaning a diverse group, wide range of potential conditions. 17:25 - Is there anything else the gaming and gambling companies can do to help/incentivise gamers to come forward regarding their mental health issues? Gaming community itself is the first line of defence, recognising in other gamers the mental health issues and encouraging them to seek help. Utilising more technological preventative measures, and marketing initiatives.21:00 - Game Quitters, what the objectives of the organisation are, took the opportunity to encourage other gamers with mental health issues, trying to create a space to have these discussions among peers, evolving to a YouTube channel with resources from a forum, a platform for parents of gamers22:40 - The role of parents and loved ones in helping those who are suffering with mental health issues. What more can be done to help loved ones identify problems and mental health issues, in particular from a training and education aspect? Parents needing more education, and needing it earlier on, needs to be more widespread. Parents also need to take it more seriously, need to set boundaries and screen-time limits. 27:00 - Are we slaves to our screen? And what impact does it have if so? Cam not being a fan of such extreme terminology, important for everyone to find their own balance, and remember it’s a work in progress.30:00 - Cam’s key messages in 60 seconds, not about if an activity is good or bad, more about your own personal relationship with the activities, and how they interact with your life. Know that you’re not alone if you are suffering, ask for help, there’s no shame in it. 

31mins

7 Sep 2021

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ALL IN: The Addicted Gambler's Podcast

Cam Adair founder of GameQuitters.com. Cam is a video game addiction expert and an international speaker. Cam was addicted to playing video games. Since arresting his gaming, he has become an advocate for reducing harm caused by video game addiction. gamequitters.com Please listen and learn from those who know. A better life without gambling. Share Your Story - leestreetpod@gmail.com Please leave us a rating or review wherever you get your podcasts. It helps those still struggling to find us!

1hr 6mins

28 Sep 2020

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Cam Adair on Quarantine & Gaming Addiction

The Dr. Denise Show

Cam Adair is the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, serving members in 95 countries. His work has been published in Psychiatry Research, and featured in two TEDx talks, NPR, BBC, Forbes, ABC 20/20, CNN, VICE, and Bloomberg, amongst many others. Listen here: https://media.blubrry.com/thedrdeniseshow/content.blubrry.com/thedrdeniseshow/recording-1_postproductions_2020-06-12-t08-44-37am-final-mix.mp3 Quarantine & Gaming Addiction By Cathleen O’Toole             In this episode of the Dr. Denise Show we are privileged to welcome back a leading expert on video game addiction for a deep discussion about the effects of quarantine and gaming addiction.  Cam Adair is the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s support community for gaming addicts.  He travels the world to share what he knows about the science and emotions of addiction and is a speaker at countless college campuses — well he was, until the pandemic hit.             Cam tells us how he still strategizes to flank his former addiction to gaming — especially when the world suddenly found itself locked inside, left to stare at a screen.  We talk about as some in the substance abuse recovery community are struggling, gamers too can relapse during this difficult time.             We spent time talking about the retirement of some professional e-gamers.  Cam explained that the rigors of the sport lead to poor lifestyle choices that make stepping down from a gaming career in one’s early 20s a common occurrence.             I was extremely interested in soaking in Cam’s knowledge on the Bartle player types: killers, achievers, explorers and socializers.  We learned about how video game developers program to appeal to these different Neurostyles in a way to make the game more interesting, engaging and consuming.             In an incredible development, we learned of Cam’s success in putting together a certification program from clinicians.  He reports that many psychologists will purport to have video game addiction expertise but the knowledge can be spotty.  Partnering with Jamison Wiggins, the pair will train clinicians who can earn a certificate from an independent board that has done similarly for gambling addiction clinicians.  Their new venture is called Intenta Digital. Here is the documentary about Cam, HERE! 

1hr 3mins

12 Jun 2020

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#68 Cam Adair | THE TRUTH ABOUT GAMING ADDICTION

The (R)Evolution Podcast with Kevin Orosz

“I was addicted to gaming...” >The truth about the epidemic of gaming (AND social media) addiction >The power of #digitaldetox, dopamine, and deciding to play the ULTIMATE Game (Life) >How to approach and support loved ones to increase CONNECTION >The Vision and Mission of Game Quitters Connect with Cam Adair with link BELOW !  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elekt >APPLY FOR MY GROUP COACHING ACCELERATOR BELOW

46mins

7 Feb 2020

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How To Meet New Friends With Cam Adair

Social Confidence Mastery

In this episode, Cam Adair, Founder of Game Quitters, talks about how to meet new friends.  Go to https://gamequitters.com/ to find out more. For more instant access to future episodes, subscribe to the podcast for free from your mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. 👉 Download your social confidence cheat sheet: https://socialconfidencemastery.com/cheat-sheet/ 👉 Book your social confidence breakthrough session: https://socialconfidencemastery.com/application/ 👉 Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialconfidencemastery/ 👉 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/socialconfidencemastery/ 👉 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/socialconfidencemastery/ 

32mins

17 Dec 2019

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Ep 6: Video gaming in moderation with Cam Adair

America Offline w/ David Klein

Video games are a great way to relax and have fun with friends. But in excess, video game overuse can get in the way of our goals, happiness, and social life. Luckily, Cam Adair has been addressing this issue for almost a decade and travels all over the world teaching gamers and their parents how to create more balance when it comes to playing video games. In this episode, Cam offers many actionable strategies for cutting back video game use with the goal of finding other activities and hobbies which may create more joy and fulfillment. While video games can be very addicting, Cam provides a foundation for how we can intentionally incorporate video games into our lives. 

38mins

9 Oct 2019

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BUCKiT® #68-Cam Adair: Recovering Video Game Addict and Now Founder of Game Quitters

BUCKiT with Phil Keoghan

31 years old and game-free for 10 years, Cam Adair is a recovering video game addict, and now a leading expert and pioneer in the field of video game addiction. Growing up in Canada, Cam seemed normal. He went to school, played hockey, went home and played video games. But that all changed in the 8th grade when he began to get picked on. For the next ten years he disappeared into the world of video gaming. Nothing else mattered except the World of Warcraft. In 2018, The World Health Organization declared video game addiction as a mental health disorder. There are 2.2 billion gamers worldwide and it’s 3% of gamers struggle with addiction challenges. This means there could be tens of millions of addicted gamers globally. At 21, Cam beat the odds and quit gaming once and for all. He founded Game Quitters which is now the largest support community for people who want to break free from the addiction. Cam joined me in the BUCKiT® studio part way through a national tour, to tell me about how he turned his life around and the lives of so many others who suffered like he did.

54mins

9 Oct 2019

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TAP 365 - Cam Adair on Video Game Anxiety & Addiction - Rerun

The Anxiety Podcast

Summary: This week I talk to Cam Adair, the founder of Game Quitters — the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, serving 20,000 members/month in 77 countries. We chat about opening up, how gaming can effect your anxiety, and how to interact with the world around you.  Find out more about Cam and his mission here: http://camerondare.com/ http://gamequitters.com/ Links: To get my Toolkit to Overcome Anxiety go to - http://timjpcollins.com/free In the USA text "LEANIN" to 44222 Please click here to leave a review -http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1031117023 Join the Less Anxiety More Life community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/lessanxietymorelife/ In this episode you will learn: Cam’s experience with anxiety in his teens How bullying perpetuates Cam's social anxiety Cam’s depression and anxiety resulted in a suicide note How Cam reached out for help Cam dropped out of school twice How vulnerability connects us Social media is just a highlight reel We need to share our anxious and painful moments on social media Open up about what’s really going on Video game addiction Peer pressure around gaming culture How do you quit gaming and maintain friendships? Being happy vs. having fun Four reasons why people game The desire to be constantly entertained 90 Day without gaming Can you play in moderation? Finding different ways interact with the world around you Embody more unattachment in your life Quotes: “It’s a part of my story and it allows me to have the impact that I have” “As much as gaming allowed to escape from my depression, it didn’t fix it” “I really believe that Superbad saved my life.” “Vulnerability is the bridge that will connect us all.” “On Instagram, what you see is the highlight reel.”  “The ups and downs are part of the human experience.” “It begins by being honest with ourselves about our own technology use.” “There’s a difference between being happy and having fun. A lot of people who game are having fun but they aren’t happy.” “An amount of time is not correlated with addiction."

57mins

29 Jun 2019

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008: Game Over: The Dark Side of Video Games | with Cam Adair

The Inspired Legacy Podcast

Video games are a way of life. In fact, there are more than two billion gamers in the world, including 150 million in the United States. Studies show that 3–4% of these gamers struggle with video game addiction. Those are epidemic numbers. And the World Health Organization recently declared video game addiction as a legitimate mental health disorder.  Because video games aren’t going anywhere, we all need to better educate ourselves about the risks involved so we can help our kids develop a healthy relationship with games and technology as a whole. In this episode, I talk with Cam Adair. He is an international speaker and leading expert on video game addiction. Cam is the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction. His work has been published in Psychiatry Research (a peer-reviewed medical journal on psychiatry), he has been featured in two TEDx talks as well as NPR, BBC, Forbes, ABC 20/20, CNN, VICE, and Bloomberg, among many others. What You’ll Learn Hear about Cam's own struggle with video game addiction Warning signs that might indicate your child has a problem How to handle a child or teen that doesn’t think they have a problem A parent’s role in helping their child develop a healthy relationship with technology The impact of using technology to “babysit” our kids Specific aspects of games that make them addictive (what to watch for) The impact of prolonged exposure to overstimulation from games and devices The financial risks to parents if we’re not familiar with a game’s functionality The gaming industry is extremely powerful—but just how powerful? (this will blow your mind) What makes many games predatory in nature The long term consequences of raising an entire generation of gamers What parents can do to help equip our kids to deal with these threats The effects gaming has on a child’s perception of the real world and in turn, their young adulthood We know the impact gaming and technology has had on teens, but scientists have no data indicating what it might be doing to the brains of very young children (ages 1–5) The most dangerous types of video games for kids Thanks for listening!  You can find all of the show notes for this episode by visiting theinspiredlegacy.com/podcast/008 _____ Request our FREE Dad Guide at theinspiredlegacy.com/join Join our private Facebook Group at facebook.com/groups/theinspiredlegacy

49mins

22 Apr 2019

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