I had a similar issue, and similar response. But I’d been playing games (video, computer, role-playing) all of my life. It was a part of me. And though I supposedly did it for others and to regain control, all it did was make me resent the reasons that I did it. I’m back playing after dealing with the true root problems, and playing in a healthier manner, and realize that I never had to go through my separation from games or my resentment, but look deeper and realize there was a root cause, and deal with that.
Not saying that this is the same for you, but I did want to give a cautionary response in case you might see something in it.