Before I get too far into this blog post, let me start off with two (2) definitions of the word addiction. First from Dictionary.com
ad-dic-tion [uh-dik-shuh-n: (noun) the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
ad-dic-tion noun [\ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\]:
1. the quality or state of being addicted <addiction to reading>