Advise needed Please.
My friend at work recommended that I take a look at this website after I spoke to her all the time about the growing concern i have about my son who is now 23 years old, he has had an Xbox 360 for some time time now and has played on it frequently, but not like he has done for the past few months since he bought the Call Of Duty (modern warfare version)
Since then his lifestyle has completley changed, he now rarely goes out, he takes food up into his bedroom to eat whilst playing and has gone from a smart young man, to long hair and rarely does he shave, infact he now has a beard, his girlfriend a lovely girl, who he has been away with on holiday has given up seeing him, I cant blame her, who would want to sit and watch someone playing a video game all night?
He has no care for personal hygiene and literally we have to nag him to take a shower.
Nothing seems more important to him then the time he spends on the Xbox playing video games
My son had a job at the Pub in our village, but has stopped going to work and been dismissed, he either lays in bed playing his game when he should be at work or is just too tired after playing all night to be bothered to get up.
The rest of the family who all work cannot sleep because he is in his room until the early hours playing his game and talking to other people on-line, he is very loud because of the headset and microphone he wears whilst playing, recently we begun to get extra bills from BT internet because the Broadband usage exceeded 60gb,there is now so much conflict at home it is unbearable.
I have made him look at the advise you give out especially about being immobile and yes, he also drinks a lot of Red Bull cans judging by the amount of empties in his room, so I am worried about the dehydration as well.
It just seems like his life has completley changed and my husband and I have taken drastic measures by literally switching off the power at midnight, the arguments are awful, but its the only way we get him to stop.
Can this be addicition? it seems like it but of course I am wasting my breath trying to get him to go to the doctor for advise, at the end of the day, has he reminds me he is an adult now and none of my business !
I dont know how to deal with this can you help ?