27 October 2015 - RTL4, Netherlandspowered by

Addicted!

Starting from Tuesday 27 October, in the third season of the RTL 4 programme Verslaafd!, Peter van der Vorst will once again offer a helping hand to addicts and the desperate members of their families, intervening alongside an expert.

Addicted! Starting from Tuesday 27 October, in the third season of the RTL 4 programme Verslaafd!, Peter van der Vorst will once again offer a helping hand to addicts and the desperate members of their families, intervening alongside an expert.

Peter van der Vorst

This series of Verslaafd! will not only deal with alcohol and drug addicts, but also people addicted to video games.

Peter van der Vorst says: "A new element in this season of Verslaafd! is that we work with a team of addict interventionists, with me plunging into the case myself for the first time together with an expert. It's pretty intense, because you never know in advance how the person in question will react. The programme aims to stimulate the debate about addiction and above all let viewers see what it really does to people and how disastrous the consequences for the addict's family members can sometimes be."

Alcohol, drug and video game addictionIn recent years, addiction to video games has unfortunately emerged as more and more of a problem. Verslaafd! highlights the case of one such addict, 19-year-old Victor. Day and night he sits in front of his computer in his bedroom. He eats badly, is pale, has deep bags under his eyes and is constantly ill. His mother regularly confronts him with his addiction, which leads to major arguments between them. And when she takes away Victor's computer, she sleeps with her bedroom door locked for fear that her son might try to harm her. The situation finally comes to a head when she finds out that Victor has spent all his savings on video games.Another case taken up by the programme involves 38-year-old Ivo, who is deeply addicted to alcohol and cocaine. His former girlfriend, with whom he has a 9-year-old son, has given up on him. Ivo's little boy misses his father and really wants to see him helped. Ivo's family is also one hundred percent behind expert intervention. But they are afraid that it might all end up going wrong and want to prevent history from repeating itself, for Ivo's father was an alcohol addict who tragically ended up taking his own life.

27 October 2015 - RTL 4, The Netherlands

 

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