My name is Chris, I'm 29 years old, from the Netherlands and for the past months have been addicted to a PC game. This is not the first time, however it is the first time that I'm searching for help.
I fortunately do not play many video games, but when I find one that I like I become completely absorbed in it and can easily play 40+ hours a week. And if I am not playing, then I am likely on a forum or website reading about the game. I'm writing this on Monday morning after having spent almost all my time since Thursday afternoon playing. I've neglected other aspects of my life and all this gaming has led to general feelings of depression and helplessness.
In my mind I know it is the right decision to quit cold turkey, but I find it a challenging endeavor. My past attempts at trying to quit have failed with me convincing myself that there is nothing wrong with playing a game for an hour or two (which never is an hour or two). But I do recognize the importance of needing to quit cold turkey - just as an alcoholic or a smoker also cannot quit their addiction by first "cutting back".
Having said this, I'd like to start today taking the first steps to quitting this addiction and getting my life back on track. I look forward to sharing my progress with you.