Monday, August 24, 2009

Gaming Husbands Beware

If don't push pause and take out that trash your wife might have you committed. Then you'll be feeding goats instead of beating that high score.

First U.S. Rehab Center for Internet Addicts Opens

Lessons in social skills such as conversation and reading body language are among the programs offered at the first U.S. rehab center for Internet addicts, which recently opened in the state of Washington.

"We are a cold turkey place; no technology," reStart psychotherapist Hilarie Cash told Agence France Presse. "A gamer is not going to be allowed to game any time they are here because it is the gaming that is their drug of choice."

Along with learning social skills, participants at the five-acre rural facility do hands-on activities such as feeding baby goats or building a chicken coop.

"We are not anti-technology," Cash told AFP. "It is about helping people addicted to technology to get through the withdrawal and help their brains get wired back to normal and connected to the world in a positive way."


Jessica said...

There was a time when I considered you a "gamer"... I am SO GLAD those days are behind us. You've got your priorities lined up right and that makes our family happy. : )

Now go take out the trash! (please)

Mommydew said...

That is hilarious! There was a point there that I think you could have been committed! :P