“I just hugged bones.” –Elaine Uskoski
Hooked, a W5 investigative documentary on video game addiction by CTV News aired on February 28th across Canada. It features heart-breaking stories of addiction and inspirational hope for recovery, with expert commentary by the likes of Jeffrey Derevensky, Elaine Uskoski, Hilarie Cash and others brave enough to speak forward.
INTENTA Co-Founder Cam Adair was interviewed and shares that: “I’m honored to share my story and perspective for this important documentary. Although Canada has not been as proactive as other countries on this generational-issue, I hope this leads to an improved conversation about the benefits (and) risks of gaming, and how gamers from across the nation can maintain good mental health.”
Since the documentary aired over 600 families have reached out for help with on video game addiction support community Game Quitters.
With gaming’s prevalence rising for kids younger and younger, and a global pandemic that triggers even more time spent online, now more than ever we need to raise our voices and offer support for one another. We need more research, support services, trained professionals and industry partners. We need more funding and a conversation not only about the benefits of gaming, but about the risks and how to keep it safe too.