GrainSiloEnthusiast 313 Posted May 28, 2020 Share Posted May 28, 2020 (edited) I have seen other people here mention things like nofap or compare gaming addiction to drug or alcohol addiction, so it made me wonder who else here is struggling in other ways outside of gaming. It is very common for addicts to be addicted to several things in their lives, not just one particular vice. Most recovering addicts I know still smoke cigarettes and over consume caffeine, some of them gamble or have porn/sex addictions. Et cetera.I want this thread to be a safe place for people to share their experiences, please let this be a judgement-free zone! (Content warning for drugs and self harm...) Like most of us here, I'm a gaming addict. I'm also a recovering drug addict. My drugs of choice were weed and abusing my gabapentin prescription, acid and benzos when I could get them, alcohol occasionally but always in excess, so a relatively "softcore" druggie but it destroyed my life nonetheless. I am also recovering from a self harm addiction stemming all the way back to age 12, cutting and hitting myself. I have 19 months clean and sober, have been getting better at not hitting myself when I get mad, and I haven't cut myself in about 3 years. If it wasn't for getting sober, I actually never would have realized I had a problem with gaming, or even go on to realize I was a hoarder. I generally just began pursuing self improvement! I have made so many changes for the better. So I actually find myself very grateful for those years I wasted high every day, the lessons I learned in recovery were well worth it. Even with the ups and downs I still experience as life throws crap at me, my mental health is better than it's Ever been before. Fighting gaming addiction is just another step on the path to a fulfilling life for me, I've been down this road before and I surely will again, but my experiences have made me so much stronger. Edited May 28, 2020 by GrainSiloEnthusiast fixing formatting 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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