Hello, I graduated in 2018 and haven't been able to work since then because of my addiction to video games. My parents went through a violent divorce in 2018 and I spent a lot of time playing the peacemaker role. When I couldn't mend their relationship I blamed them for being apart on myself. I then dove heavily into video games. I was emotionally invested in them and my life revolved around getting that excitement out of gaming. Now I've been gaming since I was a kid but it wasn't until these past 2 years that I've devoted my life to them. But anyway let me cut to my current problem. One week ago today I was playing an online game with a friend for about 4 hours straight and I was ABSORBED into it lol. And then this is where it gets strange. When I was done playing I set my controller down and stood and I had an overwhelming feeling of being in a fog, like I was disconnected from reality. That continued the rest of the night and for the next few along with having terrible anxiety. I haven't played since that night because I did an internet search and found out it can be very bad for your mental health to live in video games and to hide from real life. Now my main concern is the anxiety because it's just been crippling. I feel like if I started playing again that it might subside some. So my question to you all is am I going through withdraws? and if so how long will they last?.. I'm ready to quit gaming and I just need some advice on how to deal with all the lows of not getting the highs of gaming.