One question I've been seeing a lot of for some reason is "Am I addicted?" I understand the relevance of the question, but it seems like 3 or 4 new threads of it daily for the last week or so. Food for thought.
Yeah, but I'm neither a doctor nor a psychiatrist. All I can offer is opinions. As far as I'm concerned, addiction is a medical condition that requires physical dependency, while obsession is a psychiatric condition. Alcohol, drugs, and smoking create addictions. Gaming, gambling, and sex can be obsessions, but they don't create a physical dependency - only mental. No one can become addicted to a computer game although they can be obsessed with it to the point of ruining their lives.