I am currently 26 years old, and I was addicted to video games like Diablo 2, World of Warcraft and other miscelaneous titles from 7th grade in middle school, to my freshman year in college; 6 years. I have been free of video game addiction for 7 years and I have to say I have great control over them now primarily because I am very disciplined and am working towards a doctorate in physical therapy. I have played video games that have sucked me in over the last few years but swiftly deleted them from my PC because it started to suck me in and I felt uncomfortable.
I am currently playing a video game that I would really like to play more of, but once I play for a couple hours or so I feel really awful. I feel emotionally detached and disconnected(spaced out) from reality and generally have a feeling of guilt. This is the feeling I have after I play any fun immersing game and is the main reason I soon stop playing.
A few questions to my fellow recoverers or current gamers:
1) Did/does anyone else also get this feeling from playing video games?
If so: Have any of you who have experienced these symptoms, been able to play games without them? How so?
Maybe An herbal supplement, remedy? Or if it is just apart of the addiction.