Game Addict living in Japan needing some help (First Post)

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Appleking
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Game Addict living in Japan needing some help (First Post)

Hello, everyone.

I will try to keep this short and simple. I am new here and, like everyone here, I am video game addict and video games are becoming a huge hindrance to my life. The habit became really bad a couple of years ago and I`ve been in a vicious cycle of quitting, geting back on, quitting, getting back. As of now, roguelikes (has anyone played this genre of games before) are now my obsession and they are hurting me ALOT. I am fully aware of my addiction and fully accept it but no matter how hard I tried to stay away from games, I always went back to them. I am have come to realize that maybe I need some special help and thats why I am here.

I don`t know what kind of help I need. Maybe professional, maybe the online meetings that was mentioned. I`ve tried to give up myself but that failed countless times. Simply talking about my problems with others and recieveing their prayers hasn`t helped me yet. I feel like I need help from people who are willing to be involved in my life and help me. Eitherway, I dont know what form or shape the help I need so any guidance/advice in what I should do would be GREATLY appreciated.

One problem that might get in the way is that I am currently not in America. I am actually living in Japan right now and I am an English teacher at a couple of schools in a rural area. In addition, I just recently signed up for another year here and even if I didn`t renew my contract I would have to wait for like 6 months before I can head back to America. With that said, I am limited to online meetings and such.

I really want to get my life back on track but a brother need some help big time. Any advice/guidance is welcomed so please message me or comment. If you want more details please ask away(I didn`t want to make this post too long and unreadable). Lastly, I am Christian and believe in Jesus. I am fully aware that this place is not based on faith and I am open to hearing from anyone whether you are Christian or not. However, if by any chance there are any Christian groups here or if anyone knows any faith-based counseling or such that does online, please let me know. No religious arguments, please. I came here for help not a debate.

Thank you for reading!

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Welcome!  Glad you found

Welcome! Glad you found us.

Yeah, the meetings are very helpful. There are daily meetings at 11am and noon your time. There's also a 7pm meeting on Thursdays on Mumble. The list is at http://olganon.org/?q=node/46551

Feel free to write any time. I'd be glad to share what I've learned along the way.

What you feed grows, and what you starve withers away.

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Welcome Appleking! 

Welcome Appleking!

Hugs, Lisa Video game free since 4/17/2014

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Welcome Appleking! Please do

Welcome Appleking! Please do come to the meetings they are a huge help.

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, Thats why it's called the Present"

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Sorry, everyone, for the

Sorry, everyone, for the late message. I appreciated being welcomed!

Thank you, Scott, for the group times. Living in Japan doesnt make joining the groups easier but hopefully I can get connected!

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