withdrawal symptoms and cravings

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withdrawal symptoms and cravings

Hello, so I know i've written my story here somewhere on this forum about my addiction on wow and not finishing college untill today. What happens is that I wrote that that post like 2 months ago about never wanting to play  again but I played on the same week in which I wrote the post. Now I really want to stop playing and leave all that behind and stop being a parasite, to study and to work but I still have lots of cravings and withdrawals symptoms everyday. I have been going to meetings and everything but I just have the these symptoms. What else would you do to help them go away?

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Welcome Selain

Welcome Selain

Welcome to OLGA!

Sorry you are having problems with withdrawal symptoms. I think people use a combination of having other activities lined up so they keep busy and by having a network of fellow gamers to contact when they feel particularly vulnerable.

I would encourage you to make contact with people like yourself for support through the meetings


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I feel you, I'll be off

I feel you, I'll be off Gaming and Netflix for one week tomorrow. I've got it real bad today, and in general I'm having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. Along with my gaming went my purpose. I guess if I didn't have friends to game with and new games to try I would have been in this spot many years ago. I went out to a bar one night, bought a new paint set, and played a board game with my kid to pass some time, but I still feel like my life has no point. Oddly I was invited down to this boys home/camp from one of my customers at work. I did't really want to go, but had the extra time to kill and somehow went out there anyway. I don't know why I went, and the guy asked me point blank to my face "why are you here" I said I didn't have any idea. This was interesting b/c it started up a conversation about purpose and God and we talked a bit. I'll be doing community service down there next week and it scares the hell out of me as it's related to my career field but not stuff I'll be used to. In fact letting go of control in my life and letting God take it scares the hell out of me in general. Anway all I really wanted to say was that your not alone in this and I don't know how long it will last. I wish you good luck and god bless.

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cravings and withdrawal

Hey Selain and Shadow!  You're not alone - quitting gaming was something I doubt I'd have been able to do all by myself or through just forum posts.  Especially during the first 2 weeks when the cravings and withdrawal were horrible.  I got through it and life has gotten better by coming to the meetings and hearing and sharing with other recovering gamers, getting a sponsor, working the steps, and then being there and helping the new person who arrives feeling exactly how I felt in the beginning (it gave me some sense of value, usefulness and made me realize in spite of how I was feeling or thinking that particular day, that things truly were better from when I was where I was on day 1 or day 2).  The meeting times each day are located here http://www.olganon.org/forum/line-meetings-message-board/all-online-meetings-computervideo-gaming-addicts.  Hang in there - don't give up before the miracle happens!

Hugs, Lisa Video game free since 4/17/2014

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