Signs of Addiction
Important parts of your life start falling apart. Your health, relationships, job, or hobbies may take a hit because your focus is heavily skewed towards this one thing.
You find yourself being a bit sneaky or secretive about your habits. You might hide what you're doing, avoid certain people, or even lie to cover up the extent of your involvement.
You find yourself stuck in a loop where you just can't seem to quit despite wanting to. You might promise to cut down or take a break, but those plans often get pushed aside.
Can't Stop, Won't Stop
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Over time, it feels like you need more and more to get the same effect. What once seemed like enough doesn't quite cut it anymore, so you keep upping the ante.
Everything seems to revolve around that thing you're hooked on. Your thoughts, plans, and even social life all start to orbit around it, leaving little room for anything else.