Gaming addiction grips youngsters

A schoolboy today told of his torment after becoming dangerously-addicted to computer games.

The Evening Post has discovered that a growing number of young people in the county are seeking professional help after becoming hooked on the fantasy world of console games.

Young addicts are skipping meals, playing truant from school and are even stealing money from their parents to buy the latest games.

And one expert today warned two hours of playing games produces the same high as taking a line of cocaine.

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