‘This is an epidemic’: inside the Thai clinic taking on westerners’ gaming addictions

Source: theguardian.com theguardian.com

Key Topics in this News Article:

News Snapshot:

Muay Thai and meditation, mindfulness and massage: the schedule at The Cabin addiction treatment centre could easily be mistaken for that of a wellness retreat or luxury hotel. Tucked into a bend of the Ping river in northern Thailand, the facility hosts hundreds of people, including Britons and Australians, who come to battle their addictions – including gaming. “Just like any drug you can never get enough,” says Olivia, a 50-year-old British author who describes the frightening experience of “living to play a game”. In the depths of her addiction, her physical and mental health were at a low and...