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Last seen: 8 years 11 months ago
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It was xmas day 2011 when I last played WoW in any meaningful way. But i relapsed about 30 times between 2009 and then. My hardcore addiction time was 2007 to 2009..

I have installed the game once since xmas 2011 and looked at an avatar in a starter zone and wondered as i looked at myself looking at my avater "what the hell is this?"...that lasted a few minutes. In September 2012 I did play an avatar for 30 minutes and felt the troubled disgust that many on this website report feeling when they relapse.

Shortly after that I began a 16 month relationship and it ended on Dec 9th 2013. During that relationship I looked at a WoW forum a few times.

In the last few weeks I have been homeless , but a few days ago found a place and can now get myself back on my feet.

I don't believe I will play WoW . Once I have a job and money coming in there is a danger I could re-buy it.

I am posting this in the "progress report" section because my progress may help others.

I believe that this WoW addiction came to my life to help me grow as a person. I couldn't describe how, It is more something my intuition knows and feels. There is always a silver lining on a cloud. In a Buddhist paradigm/terminology I would say "everything be it bad or good has buddha nature". I guess in a monotheistic tradition like the one i grew up in (judaism) it would be "god moves in mysterious ways, ours is not to reason why.."

I dont have internet in my home for another 5 days Its been fiddly coming out to a cafe everytiime i need to look something up (my phone is an old iphone so i cant use that instead at home).

I hope to go to another europe meeting when I have internet.

Love to all of you.

Mother Nature, Buddha nature, God, Shiva, Energy.....many religions, beliefs and values.....

different doors into the same room

Last seen: 10 years 3 months ago
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Joined: 02/23/2014 - 11:32am
I suggest you to get one of

I suggest you to get one of your friends to put a access block on your provider website. Ask him to use his email and his password to register so that you don't know them at all!

But well done anyway for staying away for that long! I mean we are taling about 2 full years now! Congratulations!

Been game clean since the 21st of February 2014. Getting there day by day!
Today is where we all begin, the rest is still unwritten!
I don't want to have spent hours on a stupid game on my last day of life!
Private Message me, I'm eager to hear your story!!! :D

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Last seen: 5 years 9 months ago
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Hi Adrian, Thanks for

Hi Adrian,

Thanks for sharing your progress with us. Since we do not have a lot of meetings on Skype, you can use your blog to keep track of your journey and get feedback that way. Here is the location for the AA meeting near you:

Manchester AA Meetings -
21 Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JG, United Kingdom
+44 161 839 2881

Good luck and keep it up!


It's good to have goals and dreams, but while you're waiting for things to change, waiting for promises to come to pass, don't be discontent with where you are. Learn to enjoy the season that you're in--Pastor Joel Osteen

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