Research has shown a sharp rise in people attending Binge Watchers Anonymous meetings in an attempt to curb their destructive binge-watching habits.
Binge-watching is currently enjoying a massive rise in popularity, and experts are predicting that many more binge-watchers will need help in the coming months and years.
Binge-watcher Simon Williams told us, “I just can’t stop. I know I need to, and I want to, I just can’t.
“Sometimes I think I’ve got a handle on it, but then an episode ends on a cliffhanger, and I just gotta get me that next fix.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s House of Cards, an old season of 24, or Stranger Things on Netflix. The effect is the same. It’s just me, sitting there in the middle of the night in front of the screen not being able to move.
“It’s ruining my life.”
A Binge Watching Anonymous spokesperson who asked to be called ‘Terry’ said that Simon was on the road to recovery simply by admitting he has a problem.
He went on, “There are many more steps towards recovery, but he must accept that he has a daily struggle ahead of him.
“Thankfully, the authorities are beginning to take some of the responsibility, by releasing on-demand shows such as Better Call Saul at a rate of one a week – something most binge-watchers can handle without getting into trouble.
“But as I tell everyone in our group, if it gets too much, and you’re sat there in the middle of the night when you need to go to work in a few hours, you can always try drinking yourself to sleep.”