Book- Cyber Sober

Cyber Sober

A Caregiver’s Guide to Video Gaming Addiction

Written by Elaine Uskoski

Exploring the mind of a video gaming addict, Elaine’s second book guides the reader through the journey of her son’s addictive disorder and recovery. The story unfolds along the nine signs of gaming disorder and the five stages of addiction, weaving toward the recovery stage, including candid and insightful interviews with her son, Jake.

Elaine calls upon the advice of experts to support her message that there is no easy way to survive video gaming addiction or any other addiction’s withdrawal and recovery. It takes a lot of time, patience, Herculean strength, and enormous support from others, including family, friends, and professional therapy. But it is possible to detox from this compulsion. It is possible to reach the stage of recovery. And it is worth moving through the pain to arrive at the other side, more fully alive.

This book is available Feb. 6, 2021

Thought-provoking, emotionally moving, informative and triumphant, Uskoski’s guide explains the shocking world of Video Gaming Addiction through the lens of a mother and her heroic efforts to save her son from his harmful addiction.

Cindy Rescorl


Raw, heartbreaking, and heart-warming. this story takes you on a roller coaster of emotions into and out of the depths of gaming.

Michelle Nogueira

Addiction Problem Gambling and Technology Overuse Counselor, Homewood Health Centre