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  1. Thank you, Cam and Robert Arctor. I really need this. :))
  2. Hi, I have relapse problem, when i stress i always have an urge to go back to summoner wars, the mobile game, and when I do i spent money a lot on it. I had delete 3 account. This is the forth account and I spent 70 dollars already and wanting to play all the time and getting numb to outside world. I had deleted my forth account already. Now, I have to detect the cause of many relapse. I have ADHD, which cause me bored easily, and anxiety problem from ADHD. When I quitter from video games, I tend to get addict to tv series and social media such as facebook. I think the problem is I can not find activities to replace gaming when I got stress from medicine or in free times, other activities seem to not stimulate enough to satisfy my ADHD brain. Can you guy help me solve this problem ? Thank you : )
  3. Hi Nancy ! Welcome to the forum. I have read your whole story which I could relate a lot, stress from early age and low self-esteem stuff. I have relapsed more than 10 times but everytime it gets shorter, instead of feeling guilty about relapse, I try to learn about cons of gaming. I recommend the book "The Slight Edge" which you could have heard from this forum, it's a pretty good start. I am studying in 4th year med school, it's pretty tough. I think if I still addict to gaming, I could have never come this far. Get all the support you need !! Good luck : )
  4. What are the top 3 things that stress you out currently? I think i stress myself out by wanting everything to be under my control. It's perfectionism.Other factors are ADHD which make my daily performance harder than normal and sleep deprivation which makes everything worse. I try to cope my stress by exercise, eat healthy and meditate but it seems to be overwhelming. Everytime I depress and stress, I always think about gaming !! Fight for freedom everyone !!!
  5. It's been a while. I think I need to live my life differently to reduce the stress in daily basis. Although, i stopped gaming. I need to fulfill the void and change my pattern of living to deal with stress from study. find 3 types of activity and Do it!!!
  6. Welcome, Michal! Congratulations on your detox! I have struggled with gaming for so long. You are not alone in this journey. Hope you get the thing you need here !!
  7. I'm trying to do exercise everyday and feel my time with interesting stuff such as online business, go to meetup, practice guitar. I can notice the urge when I'm bored or stress, I think I'm gonna get more sleep for efficient function during the day. Keep it up guys !!
  8. yeah I think I need to put the idea of the book i read in action. Today I got out of the room for swimming instead of watching movies all day in the room. I will try to decrease the amount of time I spend on social media. One step at a time !
  9. I'm have returned to this forum!! I have had minor-relapsed few times but I've decided to give it a shot !! The reason i relapsed is I can not find any substitude for gaming. I constant mindlessly browsing internet and watch youtube then I get bored!! Kaboom I relapsed. Now I have plan to 1.study online business for mentally engage activity 2.reading for relaxing(but I think I need something more cause sometimes I find it boring) 3.join meetup for social Enjoy your journey of quitting games !!!
  10. Hi Miharu. My new favorite hobby is playing guitar! I can feel kind of constant measurable growth and sense of achievement. I also exercise 3-4 times per week to release my excess energy. Nice to have you here !
  11. I had relapsed for 2 days, playing Clash Royale and spent 25 dollars. I think I have gambling issue also. I can not wait the delay in the game and that make me go mad and spent real money. I have emailed the creator to delete my account. I felt regret but I will learn something from this.
  12. Hi, I will get to the point now. I have ADHD and currently taking ritalin 20 mg (ADHD drug), prozac and valdoxan(for depression). Do you guys think that having ADHD people can become addicted easier than normal ? I have tendency to stress a lot from intense study and it seems that reading, exercise, playing guitar don't seem to satisfy my sense of temporary escape. I think ritalin ,which is a stimulant, make me feel euphoria and it's similar to playing video game and I think this cause me easier to be pulled back into gaming. Anyone facing same problem here and How can I do with this situation p.s. I have relapsed so far after my 2 months detox , I think consistent alone is not enough . I think I have to change my main habit (from The power of habit, still reading) and find new activity that can replace my gaming-coping style. Thank you for reading !
  13. Thank you, Mario. I will try to find any fun to read ! Stress and boredom trigger my urge, So I think I will have to deal with these issue. Thank you all
  14. Heyyy! I'm having a final exam period. I have to study hard and got a lot of stress. I have noticed the urge to install and play Warcraft 3 because I watch anime as a substitude for gaming. I have a problem finding a new relaxing hobby. It seems not as satisfying as playing games but I'll will try look up in 60+ hobby again.
  15. Long time no see ! I have been through quite a lot eg. stress, inner demon, friend pursuading me to play game with them. I have read one of Cam's article and he says "Gaming is fun but I have to move on" I used this phrase to overcome all of my urge to game. Once I admit that gaming is fun but I want to move on. It's really easier to overcome the urge than to resist and deny it !