Addiction is a massive word that encompasses many things. Including our information highway. Webster says it can mean a very enjoyable experience to have or do. The belief is, in temptation you may go beyond your abilities but there is always an escape clause. We endure much and often choose a habit to lessen the pain. Reward, motivation and memory are elusive qualities of extreme behavior.
As drama is a large part of the human condition there is much to be learned from our addiction to it.