I have tried many times to quit gaming. I have been playing dota 2 for three years now. I have over 4.5 months logged into the game, and it is not the only game that I have played in this span of time. When I have tried to quit in the past, the best I ever did was a 2 month clean phase and then I got right back into it. I don't think I can quit on my own, which is why I am now seeking help.
I don't want this to change my lifestyle anymore. Gaming is becoming all that I care about. I can spend eight or more hours a day, get very little sleep, coffee it up, and then go the next day without feeling overly guilty. This is a problem. I could use help. Where do I begin? What are the strategies to stopping the first few days? What did you guys do with the time that you were gaming so that you didn't go crazy?
I didn't want to come here because I didn't want to admit it was this bad, but it is. I need help.