A lot of times I know what to do - for example I need to do homework, study for an exam, or go do something about my bank account. But it is really hard for me to force myself to do it: oftentimes I find myself doing things to forget the problem such as playing computer games, rather than trying to solve it. It gets especially hard for me when I know the odds are against me - for example I am not ready for a test, it is evening (or night), and the test is tomorrow morning. The problems just keep piling up, and I just get worse and worse at making myself do things, and eventually I get depressed as a result, and start considering suicide until the problems are solved.. I turned 18 half a year ago, and when I was still in high school, whenever I had problems like this my mom would yell at me and take away my computer games and other distractions until I did it. This temporarily made me feel much worse, as I had no computer games to turn to to numb the problems, but this made me do my schoolwork. Then after a couple weeks of withdrawal, I felt okay again. But I'm not sure exactly how to make myself solve my problems without my mom on my neck. I can't force myself from being on the computer, since I'm a computer science major. Also, I've been addicted since I was 6-7, and my mother has been trying to restrict my time on the computer (up until half a year ago when I left home for college) since then. I know a lot of people have much worse problems on these forums than this, but if anyone knows any way to do things even if they don't feel like it at the moment, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I seriously need a lesson in self-control/self-discipline. A couple years ago I went to a couple health professional for my computer game addiction, they didn't really do much in the long run, but my mom was satisfied for a little bit. I really don't want to go on medication for this, I want to be able to solve this on my own. But I really don't want to get rid of my addiction to the computer - I might not have much of a reason to live without it. All I want is to be able to control it so I can live without being a burden to my parents, and having money to buy a good computer with games. It will be nice if I can finish college and get a job, so I can have money for a house, food, clothing, and to support my habit.