My belief is that an addiction is something that you consume/do/say, etc that you know is not good for you personally that you cannot just walk away from. For some it may be food, others a drug, maybe even a habit (OCD type things) that you cannot just stop doing. OK, its broad and somewhat "PC" but everyone is different. I use to be "addicted" to dating people I knew were going to be trouble. THAT was a problem for ME! It took therapy and some major effort on my part to stop abusing myself that way.
So . . sugar? caffeine? heroin? diet soda? nicotine? hand washing? meaningless sex with strangers? any of those CAN be a problem IF you cannot just walk away from them AND if they care causing you harm.
Whew! I got a little dizzy being so high on my soap box . . . what was the question?
Seriously, if you KNOW something isn;t good for you and you still do it THAT is an addiction.
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