Computer and Video Game Addiction—A Comparison between Game Users and Non-Game Users

  title={Computer and Video Game Addiction—A Comparison between Game Users and Non-Game Users},
  author={Aviv M Weinstein},
  journal={The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse},
  pages={268 - 276}
  • A. Weinstein
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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