At one time or another in our lives, we have either encountered some form of addiction or know of someone who has been addicted to something.
Addiction isn't always about drugs, alcohol, or smoking....it encompasses much more. Some other issues which we often don't consider addictions include constant shopping in stores or places like ebay, gambling, selfies, perfectionism, social media, excercise....it goes on and on. I am sure you get the idea.
When we are addressing addiction, we are discussing whatever impacts your life or those around you. Don't get it wrong, it's not necessarily an addiction if you like to to something and enjoy it.....but can you 'turn it off' or have you changed your life because of it If you can't turn it off, or if the desire to do whatever it is is making you change your routine....you might take another look at it.
How would you handle it? Would it be different if it was your spouse?
There is a very good article on addiction and its perception which you can read HERE.
You can also take a look at a very good video of the simplistic thinking involved with portraying it all as a choice one makes. You can see the video of two twin boys raised by and alcoholic father HERE.
Take a look at the article and let me know YOUR experience with handling addiction....
We at Delaney Insurance wish everyone a safe and healthy life.