This is my first time here. Today I quit playing PC games for what I hope is the last time. I've been hooked on video games probably since I received my Atari 2600 for Christmas years ago. I have a great support system, and I'm seeing a psychiatrist and a therapist. I've been addicted to/hyper-focused on a number things over the years including cigarettes, alcohol, prescription painkillers, WH40k tabletop, Magic: The Gathering, craps, and blackjack. I've spent obscene amounts money, more than I want to know. I've been hearing from my psych and therapist that folks with bipolar often have trouble with addictions (though I'm not saying you have bipolar if your addicted to something). I battle with depression, though medication helps quite a bit.
I'm here mostly to say "Hi" and to offer a word of encouragement to my brothers and sisters here. I'm not afraid, and you don't need to be either. There are so many resources here and great strategies for coping.
God bless you all!