Medical Experts: Fortnite Can Be As Addictive As Heroin

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Medical professionals say it can be as addictive as heroin and get in the way of your child’s brain development.

We're talking about the video game, Fortnite. Some parents tell NBC Charlotte it’s taken over their homes and their kids' lives -- and made moms like Maureen Link desperate.

“I would describe it as obsessive. It’s all they wanted to do. They didn’t want to do anything else, didn’t want to do homework, didn’t want to do anything outside the house," said Link.

The nurse said her sons, ages 11 and 13 were addicted to Fortnite.

“It very quickly became a problem in our home," Link said.

In fact, medical experts say it can actually be an addiction. Chris McCarthy is a counselor who specializes in working with teenage boys.

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