(KRON) – Medical experts say video games like the popular one called “Fortnite” can be as addictive as heroin.
They even say it can get in the way of your child’s brain development.
Health experts say the thing about these games is it gets kids’ dopamine systems involved–and it releases addictive chemicals which are very similar to a drug addiction.
It literally causes cravings that they can’t live without it, and they just get obsessed with it.
Many of the kids tested were teenage boys.
One, for example, admitted that he continued to play Fortnite even as a tornado swept through his neighborhood.
And only when power lines started coming down did his family members push him off the game and rushed him to shelter.