ATTEMPTING TO STOP GAMING

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David13524
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ATTEMPTING TO STOP GAMING

Hi,

I'm new to this site but I have struggled with video game addiction for the last 10 years. When I am lonely, fatigued, or feeling down, I feel the urge to escape by playing games. I am unable to control myself.

I used to have this idea that once I retired, I would finally be free to play all the time and not feel guilty. Over time gaming has become my go-to activity whenever I don't want to work.

I hope I can avoid games and all the related media (online videos, forums, etc.) for the next month. Best of luck to everyone else battling with their addiction.

Sincerely,

David

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David, I had the same goals

David, I had the same goals of "once I retired, I would finally be free to play all the time" too!

I am moving into my 8th year of being addiction free and life is awesome! I no longer wish to retire and game. It's not worth it!

Join the online meetings available (link is in my signature line below).

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

My Gaming Addiction Videos on YouTube: YouTube.com/@DrAndrewDoan

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy, DHA or Department of Defense.

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Thanks, that's so

Thanks, that's so inspirational! Hopefully I can get there too.

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Hi David and welcome! Glad

Hi David and welcome! Glad you are here!

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, Thats why it's called the Present"

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