A youth advocate in Sweden has likened World of Warcraft to crack cocaine in terms of its supposed addictiveness and the Swedish National Institute of Public Health has endorsed that view.
As reported by the UK's Daily Mail, Sven Rollenhagen of Sweden's Youth Care Foundation has authored a report describing WoW in ominous terms:
The most dangerous game on the market... There is not a single case of game addiction that we have worked with in which World of Warcraft has not played a part...
It is the crack cocaine of the computer game world. Some will play it till they drop.