Games have ruined my life and I want to quit cold turkey.

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Games have ruined my life and I want to quit cold turkey.

Hi, I'm new here and I just wanted to share my experience with someone since my parents do nothing but saying that I'm addicted to video games and that I have to either go to work or study but nothing of that helps me, I feel like I'm really alone.

I've played video games since I'm 4 or so I started with a really old computer emulating SNES/NES games and since then I haven't stopped.

I'm 18 years old now and I haven't finished high school because I feel depressed and helpless, every morning I'd wake without motivation to go to school or just simply sleepy/sad that I wouldn't go, but when I go the only thing I do is rush the activity and then think about video games, just think what I'm gonna do after high school. what monsters I'm gonna farm, what games I'm gonna play, what highlights I'd make on my games. 

But today I just decided to stop and deleted every single game on my computer, I want to do things that I really enjoy, for example I'd never play the guitar, read a book or draw just because I'm playing video games and then at night when I'm on my bed I'd just think about all the things I could be doing instead of gaming and all the things I'd like to do in my future but then I'd just cry myself to sleep thinking that I'm a pathetic person with 18 years that hasn't finished high school and does nothing but play video games.


I apologize for my english, It's not my first language.

Who said you're one in a million? You're so much better than that.

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Welcome Grass

Welcome Grass

I'm glad you are here and that you are starting to help yourself move forward. get as much support as you can in real life ( parents, family friends, new friends, teachers,  medical profession)  and online ( gamers trying to quit and supporting eachother) to help you keep moving forward

You are not pathetic; you may feel you are but many 18 year olds feel the same. You are not alone. Gaming is powerful urge that does bad things which are not your fault.  It's great that you are waking up to this.

Thanks for sharing. Keep coming back!


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