Dr. Phil addresses Lexie. "Do you think you're addicted to it?" he asks.

"Definitely," she says with a laugh. "I can't say no."

"Mom, you say she's given up a lot of other interests because this has consumed her," Dr. Phil points out. "You say she's given up art, reading, writing, creative artwork, swimming, taking the dog for walks, even horseback riding."

"Basically, I'm pretty much on the game, like, 24/7," Lexie admits.

"When she's in her real life, she's exhausted because this game is so interactive and so visually stimulating," Lezlie chimes in. "When she's off the game, she doesn't have a lot of energy for other things."

Dr. Phil explains that Lexie can purchase items for her avatar. "How much does a car cost?" he asks her. "Something that's not ‘craptacular,' as you say."

"Minimum would be, like, $10,000," she replies.

"Ten thousand dollars would be how many real dollars?" Dr. Phil inquires.


"I'm not sure, but I know that $9,000 is five real-life dollars," Lexie answers.

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