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coder16
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Hello World

Hello fellow addicts. I'm here because I have a serious gaming addiction - specifically flash games. My addiction is reaching the point where I am unable to control the urge to game by myself and am worried that there will be serious consequences if I do not stop.

A little more detail about me - I am married and have a son, with a second child on the way. I am the sole income in my household, and my job is the senior software developer working on a large online project for a small company. I have recently gotten into the habit of opening a browser window to various flash games while I "work", and I am ashamed to admit that I have stolen many hours of work from my employer - to the extent that my job would be on the line if my boss knew about it.

To state what should now be obvious to everyone reading this - I need help. I need to break my addiction before it leaves me jobless or worse. I want to do what is best for my family. I want to do what is best for my employer. And I can't do it alone.

Flash game addict since 2007. OLGA member since 2016.

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Welcome Levi

Welcome Levi

Thanks for sharing. You are concerned that if you do not stop these games as you work, you could lose your sole source of income to support your family. I'm glad you are here.

This thread descibes how you can get help based on using this website and other sources of support. You are not alone.

You may also be able to get help from a therapist who works with gaming addiction.

Keep coming back. All the best to you with your journey.

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