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Presence of Mind:
Understanding Addiction

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Learn how to help someone struggling with drug or alcohol use ― and recognize when it’s time to seek support from an expert.

This short interactive video will help you answer these questions:

  • What is addiction?
  • Why do some people develop addiction when others do not?
  • How can you tell if alcohol or drug use is a problem ― for yourself or someone else?
  • What can you do to help someone dealing with addiction?

In Part 4 of our Presence of Mind series, you’ll learn what addiction is and how to help someone cope with a drug or alcohol problem by listening, sharing your concerns, or simply being there. You’ll hear personal stories from others in the gaming community about their experience with addiction ― and what helped them turn things around.


Be sure to check out the entire Presence of Mind interactive video series. The more you learn, the better you’ll be at finding your words.

Be sure to check out the complete interactive video series!

1. Mental Health Matters

By making your mental wellbeing a priority, you’ll see a positive impact on your life.

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2. Helping Others

Talking openly about mental health and wellness with others can make a big difference.

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3. When to Get Expert Help

It’s important to know the signs for when someone needs expert help.

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4. Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a health condition that can be treated, so it’s important to speak up if you or someone you know needs support.

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5. Healthy Gaming vs. Gaming Overload

Understand the difference between healthy gaming and gaming overload to support your total health.

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