Is OLGA for me?

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Rainbow cat
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Is OLGA for me?

I have internet addicition. Can i make use of the OLGA format to address my addiction? I play games, ue forums and social media and make damaging relationships online that are causing problems for me and my partner. I have been trolled and have been abused but i keep using the same forum. Its insane. I befriend those that caused me harm online and manipulate them so that theyre nicer to me. Do you think olga is for me?

 

I have a new laptop and bought it in the sole purpose of playing the sims but i havent even spent more than hour playing it, i have sort of maniupulated my bf into buying me the laptop!

 

PS: I go to another fellowship so this is how i know of 12 step programmes.

JFT

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Hi Rainbow cat.  Olga is for

Hi Rainbow cat.  Olga is for people who want to stop gaming and get back their real lives.  Do you want to stop gaming and cut down on internet use so you can spend more time living your real life?  Most of us are here because we found that gaming had taken over our lives and we couldn't stop on our own.  We have two choices - we can stop all gaming or we can game our lives away.  There's no inbetween - it's all or nothing.  I would encourage you to check out the screening tool for excessive gamers found here.  This will tell you if you belong here or not.  Good luck to you.

 

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I absolutley want to cut down

I absolutley want to cut down on my internet use. I took the internet addiciton test and i found i am in the moderate ctageory with 73 points. If it isnt the internet then its games but for me itd more internet use.

 

I feel the screening test is more geared around video gaming on its own. If it were to say cideo gaming and or internet use i feel it would be mroe suited to me.

I go to NA meetings which addresses the disease of addiciton not just the chemical. I find it helps and i think i may need to apply what i have learnt there to the diesease manifesting itself in my internet use.

JFT

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I think Olga is for you, i

I think Olga is for you, i relate a lot to what u are writing. However, u need to have a desire to stop gaming, that's the only requirment for membership

I also go to NA meetings and find it very helpful to connect with other "addicts" no matter the "substance"

Hope to see more of you

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

 

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Hi Rainbow, maybe after

Hi Rainbow, maybe after reading olga posts you will see how our stories are related to yours. I would just say video-games are addictive like drinking and internet use, i have been playing for years before i have become an addict

"Recovery is not about dealing with gaming. Recovery is about dealing with Life"

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