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

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…

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

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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.

Links & Information:
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Website: https://camerondare.com/
• Game Quitters: https://gamequitters.com/
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camerondare/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/camerondare
• TEDx Talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmC2D0_Hdg

Show Highlights w/ Timestamps:
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• Society’s gaming addiction [4:00]
• Cam’s turning point [9:39]
• The gaming community [14:03]
• “I had reached rock bottom, that night I had spent dinner alone in my room writing a suicide note” [19:22]
• Deciding to quit [25:34]
• Cam’s relapse [30:30]
• Four key points [37:35]
• eSports [40:50]
• Cam’s TEDx Talk [45:15]
• Phil asks the final questions [52:45]

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