I am watching 'my strange addiction' on TV and currently the focus is on one individual who eats deodorant both the rub on kind and spray plus another lady who is addicted to her soft toy of a lamb.
I found this intresting and was wondering what other people thought about an addiction to eating deodorant and addiction to inanimate object. I guess it highlights an intresting point why do humans feel a need to fulfillment through a substance or object?
Is it any less or worse then an addiction to an illicit/drug substance?
Can an addiction even be compared to another addiction?
Is there anything that you are addicted to that isn't a substance?
As anyone knows l am always on DF, l wander and comment constantly l would definitely say l am addicted to the Internet and have personally got irritated at not having access to Internet when l need it. I know this sounds rediciolous but it is the most honest truth. Occasionally l will completely cut myself off from the Internet world but l do have a struggle with doing it, l like to wake up and read news articles from around the world.
I like to go to drug forum and scroll through my subscribed threads and view what has been written and slowly go through all the new threads and leave reputation on posts that l think are helpful. Sometimes l comment other times l watch the thread but never write anything.
I enjoy the Internet for being able to find new cooking recipes, reading articles on and overall just trying to continually learn and develop my knowledge on a variety of different subjects. I enjoy reading and find out new facts.
I am an avid reader of books but also l use the Internet to gain access to lots of reading material my local library doesn't have or the local bookstores don't have.
So does anyone have an addiction that is separate from drugs?