My name is Andrey, I am 23 and I have been a video game adict for all my life. I have played video games more than I spent doing anything else in my life--be it watching movies, talking to people, reading books, you name it. Thousands upon thousands of hours... Truly scary to think of it.
I am truly tired of playing. I am sick of feeling out of control. Games have caused a lot of chaos, stress, and feelings of worthlessness and inadeuqcy in my life.
I am here on this forum because I realized after trying to quit for 2 years that I cannot do this by myself. My summer goal is to buckle the hell down--do whatever needs to be done--and take control of this addiction. I'm hoping this site and forum will be helpful--it already has been!
I'm very excited to become a part of this community! It has been an incredible relief to find a group of people who are struggling with this addiction like me. I have always been ashamed to tell people. And the few friends I did tell did not take me seriously--they thought it was a little funny when I told them I had a problem with games.