Detection Is As Much Of A Problem Here As Anywhere
It took me a long time to even recognise that I had a problem. I pride myself on my self-awareness, and yet I've been systematically lying to myself for almost eight years. I didn't think I was an addict until I looked back at the last eight years of my life and saw, for myself, how much I've degenerated as a person since then.
It took outright disgust from someone I respect to even initiate this soul-searching. I think more people need to be aware that being 'addicted to fanfiction' is a real problem and not just a figure of speech. And I think that there should be somewhere for people to go to get help--I've been looking, and this is the only place I've found.