My name is James, 22, living in Toronto. One thing my close friends & family know about me is that I'm a big dreamer. Man, do I want to do big things with my life. Especially artistically. I have recently graduated theatre school & am now currently studying improv, comedy & writing at The Second City. I feel I am very close to achieving my big dreams but there is ONE MAJOR PROBLEM in my life that is holding me back. If i do not fix this problem, I will be a lonely wreck of a man, I truly know this. What is my problem? Well it was porn, and internet addiction but I was able to get over those hurdles, including a bad bout of PIED, in 2015. But there is one monster of a problem I cannot solve no matter how hard I try. And that problem is my YOUTUBE ADDICTION. I need help. So bad. I've gone to addiction therapists for it, read books on addiction but cannot go more than 3 days without it. I can spend 8-12 hours a day on YouTube, & I don't even enjoy it but I just can't get off. The days I succeed in going at least 2 days with out it (and this is rare!), I get so much done and advance toward my dreams much quicker, but I know that to really achieve the boss mode I'm looking for in life I must get rid of YouTube. It is so not good for me; it takes so much more than it gives. I am looking for support from other members on this forum. Please someone help me; I'll promise to be a good online friend and team member haha. My biggest problem is when I'm alone and my mind goes directly to craving YouTube. I'm hoping to come on here and have friends & comrades dissuade me from going on YouTube when I am seriously triggered and when I am alone with my thoughts. It is 2:18 a.m. as I write this. i have very important things to take care of to advance my dreams in the morning so I know I will be very tired but I can't help it; I just binged on a 5 hour YouTube spree, not even enjoying it in the process, other than the fact that it 'numbed my mind' for a bit. This is it. I am taking control over YouTube now. I want to go 21 days without YouTube; that is my foremost goal, can't wait to get to know some of you. Once I get over this addiction, there will be a clear path toward my dreams. Let's go! -James. Day 1.