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Firehawk96
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I am lost

I am a 20 year old in college and I am adicted to gaming. It has affected my schooling and grades. Gaming has taking higher priority than school. I dont want it to be this way anymore... but I am afriaid I will go back. My family is done with me and I feel like they dont want anything to do with me. They say they will help.. but everyone is human. I am scared. I am afraid my life will be ruined if I dont turn this around. I have a girlfriend and I only want whats best for her, but if I continue gaming, I am going to let her down. She says she will help and I know she will and stay by my side no matter what. I just dont want to let her down and not give her what she needs. I am confused and lost.... I don't know what to do. I want to stop gaming. I want a better life. 

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Thanks for sharing, keep

Thanks for sharing, keep coming back to this forum, there is a solution!

 

Never alone, go to meetings <3 Mumble voice meetings on cgaa are great, see you there <3

 

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welcome

Glad you found us here.  It is possible to stop gaming and make big improvements in all areas of life.  I've experienced it.  The best thing to do is get connected with others through the meetings.

http://www.olganon.org/forum/line-meetings-message-board/all-online-meetings-computervideo-gaming-addicts

You're not alone!  Listen in on some meetings, ask questions, try out what has worked for others because those same things will likely work for you too.

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Firehawk,

In this place more than any other, you're definitely not alone. Others have posted links to some "gaming substitutes" (such as exercise, socializing, a good book, a new hobby, etc.) that can help you get through the very early--and painful--stages of recovery. Recovery really does get easier the longer you practice at it, so keep coming back, and just know that your path will not always feel as bleak as it does now. We're here for you!

Taking Steps toward recovery since November 2, 2012. The difficulty of the path makes it worth the walking.

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Firehawk,

Firehawk,

 

I'd like to share my story with you.

 

I was addicted to an MMORPG for 8 years.  I played it because my life wasn't great and it gave me the escapism I needed.  I went to college and nearly failed out after 2 years because of it.  I struggled to find my way.  I quit gaming for 3 months and found a new major to study in college.  I quickly got back into gaming and almost failed out again.  It wasn't until I forced myself to join a professional student organization that I realized I mattered to a lot of people and that I had potential.  I used my leadership from gaming to help lead two professional organizations, and even managed to get a 4.0 for 3 straight years after becoming a leader in the organization. 

 

My responsibility kept my time away from gaming and I was able to turn my grades, social life, and professional life around.  I got a job and overcame the issue.  I now work as an engineer making a difference in people's lives.  I still struggle wtih gaming, but it is really just on Friday nights and weekends.  I suggest finding a major in college that relates to something you enjoyed since you were a child.  That will make you the happiest. Don't do well in college for your girlfriend.  She is not your life, you are.  Do what is best for you and make yourself happy.  

 

Good luck.

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