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Posted: Nov 24th 2007 8:43AM dukrous said

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Anything you derive pleasure from when taken to harmful extremes can become an addiction.

Posted: Nov 24th 2007 8:50AM (Unverified) said

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There are more kinds of addiction than just chemical ones.

Posted: Nov 24th 2007 9:08AM (Unverified) said

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Agree with Snailking and dukrous. Personally I've been addicted to both reading (fantasy novels mostly) and computer games and it was a waste of about 8 years of my life. When I actually admitted I had a problem I could do something about it and now I can enjoy both hobbies in moderation. I'd hazard a guess that anyone who doesn't acknowledge the possibility of a psychological addiction relating to a hobby of theirs is probably in denial.

As far as how it should be treated goes I think it's very much up to the individual. I'm not a fan of interfering with a person's free will even if they are being an idiot.

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