I've developed a problem around junk food and computer games. I use them to distract myself from unpleasant thoughts. But I'm ruining my life in the process: I've lost all motivation for living.
If I decide to straighten up and do the right thing, I soon become very depressed and anxious. But if continue trying to distract myself, then I don't get done the things I want to do. I'm wasting my life.
The less I deal with my problems, the worse they become, and the harder it is to dig myself out from this hole. This just makes me want to distract myself even MORE.