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  1. I too have been negligent in my health because of video games. I had to quit my job of four years, at Costco, because it was such a negative environment for me. I was so unhappy there, so all I wanted to do was go home and play games. I think making this decision to change my environment will have a huge impact on my recovery. WE can do this!
  2. This post is a great first step๐Ÿ˜ƒ I am 22 years old and in nearly the exact same situation as you. I have just posted my introduction and I am determined to get through the 90 day detox. My family who is supporting me has told me I need to replace my addiction with something else if I am to get through it. Whenever I have thoughts of games, I will force my mind onto something else like skateboarding, rock climbing or finding a job that will improve myself. (also this forum!) Your environment plays a big part in this. I recently quit my job of 4 years (Costco) because it was not helping me develop myself. Which created an environment where I felt stuck and comfortable. I just know that we will have to make changes in other aspects of our life if we are to get through it. If you have a similar environment where you feel stuck, maybe you can make a change there as well. We can do this! There is so much more to be excited about in life than video games. If we keep telling ourselves that, eventually we will start to actually believe and feel it!
  3. Hello, My name is Alex and I am addicted to video games. Although I have been able to hold a job for the last four years, gaming has not allowed me to have a healthy life. Everyday I would wake up with just enough time to get to work. After work I would go straight home, play games, go to sleep and repeat. My days off are wasted entirely by video games. I didn't want to have friends because gaming filled that "gap", if you will. I would even skip meals because all I wanted to do was play video games. Today is the first day I have decided to make the change. I plan to dedicate myself to the 90 day detox and get my life back. On a side note, I think Covid played a big part in my addiction. I have talked to other gamers, and they seem to be in the same situation. Covid has reached us all no matter where you live. This tells me that there must be others in this situation. If you're reading this and Covid has worsened your addiction or even caused it, leave a comment. Even a small comment that tells me you are in this exact same situation with me would motivate me so much. ๐Ÿ™ƒ