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I am not sure what I am doing here. I mean, I know I have an addiction, but I have never even had the confidence to post anything on any forum, much less one about an addiction.


 I have played video games since I was four, and now I am 30. So after 26 years of my life, I will stay up for 36-48 even 60 hours straight playing video games. I have an amazing family, my son (9) can be one of the savviest individuals I have ever met. My daughter (6) is so in touch with the people around her. My baby girl (2) owns the world. My beautiful wife, she has been with me through so much, a deployment, deaths in my family, recovering from ptsd, and I think I am going to lose them all to these stupid games. I do not even enjoy most of these games after 5-6 hours, but I will gladly come home, sit my fat butt on the couch and play until I have to go to work.


Now, I am living with my sister and struggling to save my family, my business, and my life. And I keep asking myself, what am I doing? The answer is always the same, not a freaking clue!


I want help and I NEED to kick this addiction, I just don't know where to start. I know your page said doing this is where to start. So here it is. 


Thank you

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Welcome Carlton

Welcome Carlton

I'm glad you found this site. It sounds like you are at a crossroads in your life and you are feeling pretty powerless over what you can do. Many others are in your position. There is strong hope that you can recover and change your life, but it may be hard. Click the link for addicts in my signature  to find out how you can make a start using this site.

I would encourage you to reach out to other people for help; that could be online meetings with people who have problems from gaming or it could be professional therapists with experince of addiction, or both. Also friends and family may want to support you to change your life.



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Hi What and welcome to Olga.

Hi What and welcome to Olga.  You're in the right place.  It's so hard to give up gaming, but we know we have to if we want any kind of life. I remember, back when I wanted to stop, but couldn't.  I'd break out into a cold sweat just thinking about quitting.  But I finally did and what has helped me to stay quit is this community and the online meetings.  I would encourage you to go to some online meetings.  It really helps finding that you're not alone and relating to others who have gone through the same thing.  You can find the meeting schedule here.


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson

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