Young teens should only use recreational internet and video games one hour daily. Middle-school aged children who use the internet, social media or video games recreationally for more than an hour each day during the school week have significantly lower grades and test scores, according to a new study. Source 8a.
I had problem with videogame addiction when I was in college. I think it was a escapism because that time is so demanding and I had to work and study at the same time. I even got kick out of a job because of it once. What I found out now, many years later, is that maintaining a balanced life style helped me a lot ot not get to that point again.
I can relate to Muttien. Gaming can be addictive especially when you're playing competitive online games where you have to stay toe to toe with other players otherwise your rank would decay. It took quite a lot of time for me to understand that these things are temporary when that online game shut down for good.