Almost 2 weeks without Second Life

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Almost 2 weeks without Second Life

Hey community,
In 2009, after watching the movie Avatar, I joined Second Life because I wanted to play and be an Avatar.
After getting used to the environment and setting up my avatar I was nearly constantly online. I even was online while I slept in RL and in SL. I have no clue how much money I spent there, must have been sickening much. I got into some drama and made a new avatar...again and again and again. The avatar I have now is my 5. or 6., I'm not quite sure any more.
I recently moved and still don't have an internet connection yet and well, here I am. I know the signs of addiction, one year ago I stopped drinking, so I know it's difficult but it can be done! I used to drink and be online in SL to "party". Since beeing sober SL became somewhat boring and empty bc I don't have this foggy brain any more. But I still can't stop to play it. And I am worried about that.
Well, that's my story.
How did you manage to stay away from SL?
Have a great SL free monday :-)

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Welcome Sabrina

Welcome Sabrina

Thanks for sharing your story of addiction to SL and drinking.

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Hi Sabrina, I'm rather new

Hi Sabrina, I'm rather new here too. I think many people including those that have recovered lean towards going cold turkey. I'm not saying this is true for everyone but reading different posts here it seems that it's the best bet.

Disclaimer: I'm an addict.

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