HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many people across the UK, the founders of UK Rehab are interested in the current Pokemon Go craze. But unlike others who are spending hours playing the game, UK Rehab is busy tracking an increase in calls from worried parents. During most of the calls, parents are expressing concern that their kids have developed an addition to the popular video game.
To learn more about UK Rehab and the services that they provide, please visit http://www.uk-rehab.com/addiction-help/.
As a spokesperson for UK Rehab noted, a recent article in "The Sun" confirms that some people in the UK have developed an addiction to Pokemon Go. As the article notes, the hit game is destroying relationships and causing people to lose sleep as searching for Pokemon takes over their lives.
Joanne Rowe, an office worker and musician from South West London, admits that she has lost touch with friends due to her obsession with Pokemon Go. Because she stays up late every single night playing, she is constantly tired.
"I haven't spoken to my mum since I started playing the game," Rowe is quoted as saying in the article, adding that Pokemon Go has become a higher priority for her than her relationships.
As a spokesperson for UK Rehab noted, there are many other signs and symptoms of video game addiction. These include feelings of restlessness and/or irritability when unable to play; preoccupation with thoughts of the last gaming session or anticipating the next time they can go online; and lying to friends and family members about the amount of time they spend playing games.
Anybody who is concerned a loved one's addiction to Pokemon Go may call UK Rehab at any time for help.
About UK Rehab:
UK Rehab Helper was established with one goal: to offer impartial and independent advice and support to addicts and their families and friends. They work with a wide network of UK rehab treatment centres and detox centres to ensure that their clients undergo the safest detoxification and attend the best supported alcohol and drug rehabilitation programmes. For more information, please visit http://www.uk-rehab.com/.
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