I've been battling this shit for 6 years. PMOing regularly since early teens but trying to abstain from PMO since December of 2012. If you are preoccupied with anything else or think that you can just passively recover, it's not going to work. In 2014 I made it 5 months clean from P or M. It was very difficult but I was making excellent progress physically, socially, and mentally. However, at one point after relapsing I tried to justify my failure and tell myself that it's all mental, and that most guys PMO, so it's fine. So basically the last 4 years since December 2014, I've been relapsing quite frequently. Trying to avoid PMO but doing it anyway, and it has gotten me absolutely nowhere. Life is passing me by, girls have never been interested in me and even if they are, I am too socially fucked to be able to date. This shit is a real fucking brain disease and you need to treat it as such. Don't fall into my trap.. Make avoiding PMO your top focus in life. It needs to be ingrained into your deeper mind in order to succeed. Your brain is physically against you, so you need to have the passion and focus to win. Just my little thought for the day.