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Dark World of Video Game Addiction - Ryan G. Van Cleave Ph.D.

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Unplugged: My Journey into the Dark World of Video Game Addiction is the book. Reviews of this book: "Video game addiction is a topic that merits more serious consideration than it's currently receiving. Van Cleave is on the right track here." --Senator Ernest Hollings (SC) "Technology has overrun us in the era of the video game. Parents must circle quickly to prevent their children from disappearing into virtual worlds from which many will not return. Unplugged is an important warning about the treacherous nature of any kind of addiction and about the possibilities that are inherent when one is absent from one's own life." --Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple "Video game addiction is a real and growing problem that few seem willing to address. I'm glad Ryan Van Cleave has been willing to tell his story and hope it helps many young men avoid similar patterns." --Kurt Bruner, co-author of Playstation Nation Ryan G. Van Cleave was the 2007-2008 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at George Washington University. He has taught creative writing and literature at Clemson University, Eckerd College, Florida State University, the Ringling College of Art & Design, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as at prisons, community centers, and urban at-risk youth facilities. He lives in Sarasota, FL where he works as a freelance writer, editor, ghostwriter, script doctor, and an addiction & recovery consultant. He also serves as Executive Director of C&R Press, a non-profit literary organization based in Chattanooga, TN.

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