I've been playing video games since I was a small kid. My grandfather bought me my first games when I was 5, he thought that it will help me to get better with computer, as it was a big boom with PCs getting more and more available for people that time. Soon he realised how addictive it was for me, but I continued playing anyway. I've played games like GTA 2 and 3 that time. When I was in middle school I was introduced to Dota and that one became my addiction for more than 10 years. While being in college, I was often playing till 1-2 am and usually underslept a lot and was late for many classes. Nevertheless I made it into my PhD program now, but my addiction made it too. I had to move to NY and I didn't know anyone in here. Now after two years here, I'm still not that much socialized, cause I play video games in my free time and that makes me a lonely person.
Last two years I've been trying to fight it, but usually it happened the following way: 1) I played a lot, 2) I got sick of it and I stopped playing 3) I got back to gaming after 3-4 months. Right now I'm not playing since June 3rd. I've spent more time reading things here and I'm writing to this forum for a first time. At the moment I feel like I need to share this. I also need to find the sponsor, who will help me going through this for real this time.
Thanks for taking your time to read this.