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I think there are a few parts to this.

Firstly, if you are addicted it's too late, your willpower is shot. Blocking a site to retrain yourself is a good idea.

Humans are creatures of habit. If putting up a temporary fence forces you to build the habit of swimming between the flags - when you take away the fence your monkey brain is hopefully stuck with the good habits.

It's also a single person, vs a billion dollar industry that is spending a shit tonne of money trying to get them addicted.

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