Sources: Adso Chinese-English Dictionary; CC-CEDICT
The concept of “Internet addiction” implies that “the Internet” is some sort of definable activity.
People “diagnosed” with “Internet addiction” are nearly always diagnosed with other difficulties as well.
There really is such a thing as Internet addiction.
Even the example about Van Gogh can be explained away because of his recurring mental illness and addiction to absinthe.
They will usually be the one with a crippling addiction and an acerbic sense of humor.
Acupuncture is an effective alternative to drugs for the treatment of depression, drug and alcohol addiction, and other addictive behaviors such as smoking and overeating.
By placing addiction on equal footing with more conventional medical disorders, they sought to create an image of the addict as a hapless victim of his own wayward neurochemistry.
His addiction to drugs propelled him toward a life of crime.
When passionate love is described like this, it in some ways sounds like an addiction.
But addiction is not a brain state, it is a behavior.