I myself keep searching for this secret, and the answer has never been a simple one.
All of us got addicted differently based on our personal circumstances and choices in life.
And the answer will never be 100% same for 2 individuals.
Its been a year since i crossed 20 days and my highest streak is only 24days between.
I tried so many methods and it did work for a period of time, but not anymore. Maybe new methods work for some time and the main root problem takes control again.
I personally think getting help from a personal counselor is the solution. Which i have never been able to afford.
But its true that People who got free, they leave, and i understand that because whenever i have been able to control myself for more than 20days, i have felt like i am not addicted anymore, and at those times whenever anybody used to ask me for help or anything regarding nofap here in this forum, i have found myself to be avoiding or should i say, not being able to give more importance to their issue, and later i figured that, i was actually getting triggered by listening to other’s problems about nofap, which is why i used to avoid them. It someway or the other reminds us about our addiction when we try to help others in the basics of nofap.
And since you said escape, i understand now that, we can never escape this addiction, rather we gotta face it, its hardships and pain of all sorts(depression, stress, anxiety, flatline, withdrawal, etc.), and by facing it we have to figure out the solution based on the knowledge we have about nofap and this addiction. And when we overcome this after facing the problem, that will make a difference and have a long term effect…
Though this is my opinion and understanding, since i have never broken free.