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addiction/obsession THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20769 posts
31st May '13

what do you think makes them different? at what point do you consider someone to be either? how would you determine which one they have?

A.V.N. 1 child; 863 posts
status 31st May '13

hmm that's a good question. I seriously cannot think of a single thing to differentiate the two

Mya&Liam's Mom Due June 30; 2 kids; Minnesota 43453 posts
31st May '13

Well for me I guess I would say that Addictions are often physically driven while obsessions tend to be more mentally driven. Least thats how I view it.
Google it..I found a TON of examples of the differences between addition and obsession.

Mya&Liam's Mom Due June 30; 2 kids; Minnesota 43453 posts
31st May '13
Quoting Mya&Liam's Mom:" Well for me I guess I would say that Addictions are often physically driven while obsessions tend to ... [snip!] ... driven. Least thats how I view it. Google it..I found a TON of examples of the differences between addition and obsession."


NVM couldn't link haha

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20769 posts
31st May '13
Quoting Mya&Liam's Mom:" Well for me I guess I would say that Addictions are often physically driven while obsessions tend to ... [snip!] ... driven. Least thats how I view it. Google it..I found a TON of examples of the differences between addition and obsession."

i guess i was more of looking for opinions. that's why it's in D&D:D

Mya&Liam's Mom Due June 30; 2 kids; Minnesota 43453 posts
31st May '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i guess i was more of looking for opinions. that's why it's in D&D:D"


ah didn't see the D&D..my bad! Well guess I gave my 2 cents haha!

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20769 posts
31st May '13
Quoting Mya&Liam's Mom:" ah didn't see the D&D..my bad! Well guess I gave my 2 cents haha!"


lol its totally fine!

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
31st May '13

Well for me I can give up what I'm obsessed with but my addictions took over my life and it took a long time for me to give them up. I still think about them every day, I still miss them, so I stay away.



Things I am obsessed with don't have the same control I suppose.
Then again I loose interest in things real quick.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
31st May '13

You crave things when you have an addiction,you need it and will suffer mentally and physically If you don't get it



If you're obsessed with a tv show and it ends you won't go into shock or withdraw




My opinion

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
31st May '13

Addiction is more of a physical reaction. Like it's a thing in your brain. Obsession is more of a fictionally mental thing. Like you consciously obsess about something, but with addiction it is more of a subconscious thing.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
1st Jun '13

I think addiction is more physical than mental and an obsession is more mental than physical.