Cam Adair is a speaker, entrepreneur, and pioneer on video game addiction.
He is the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, serving 75,000 members in 95 countries.
A talented hockey player, Cam’s life took a dramatic turn at the age of 11 when he began to experience intense bullying, leading him to drop out of high school. He never graduated, and while all of his friends were off to college Cam was playing video games up to 16 hours a day. Struggling with depression he got to the point of writing a suicide note, and it was this night when he made a commitment to change.
Named one of Canada’s top 150 leaders in Mental Health, his work has been published in Psychiatry Research, and featured in two TEDx talks, the New York Times, Forbes, BBC, ABC 20/20, and Vice, amongst others.
Cam is signed by CAMPUSPEAK, a higher education speaking agency.
His videos on YouTube have over two million views. Born in Canada, he currently lives in California.
The Star: 16-hour video game binges almost ruined Calgary teen’s life
Canadian Press: Video game addiction a disease? WHO prepares to codify ‘gaming disorder’
BBC Minute: On video game addiction
ABC 20/20: How obsessive gamers can quit playing
Circa: This teen kicked his gaming addiction and found a passion for photography