The term "addiction" more often than not comes with serious connotations attached to it.

Be it for drugs, alcohol, or gambling, addictions are usually viewed as a problem that needs to be fixed or cured.

But are there certain addictions that go unnoticed by the majority of people?

Or, more over, are there addictions that are, for the most part, accepted in modern society?

Redditor jperaic1 was certainly curious to know, leading them to take to Reddit to ask:

"What addiction is seen as completely normal by society?"


To call it a "rabbit hole" is an understatement...

"Infinite scrolling in apps."- Ill_Animator_4437

"TikTok."

"The algorithm is insanely good at keeping people on it for long periods of time."- SDAPastor

"Social media."

"Everyone is always on social media, even i am personally an 'addict' I'm constantly taking pictures for my Instagram, posting on my Snapchat, or scrolling through TikTok. an endless cycle between the three apps."- meanbee90

"Endless scrolling."- The_Funkhouse

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"But enough about me, what do you think about me!"

"Attention."

"Some can't see the truth that they are out there trying to compete against one and other and can't understand why people don't like them."

"So they try harder."

"It's an endless loop because they will never be happy with what they have already."

"Life."- MywarUK

Look at that, I must have it!

"Shopping."- justnotthatwitty

"Consumerism."- estergin

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I can just keep going!!!

"Energy drinks."- Professional_Grab513

Hey, you never know...

"Surprise no one has said this but lottery tickets."- Immediate_Pomelo638

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Depending on your inner circle...

"Not crack, but cocaine is HUGELY accepted within pro sports, celebrities, rich people, so on an so forth."

"You'd be surprised at the amount of people who do it."

"People you'd never think of."

"It's a big secret a lot of the time but it's extremely popular."

"It is everywhere."- Reasonable-Low4120

If these addictions don't necessarily pose such an immediate threat to one's health that requires being sent to rehab, in the grand scheme of things they are almost equally dangerous.

So next time a close friend or family member asks if maybe you should think about cutting back, probably a good idea to listen to them.

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In short: Saying "no" or putting people in their place is the ultimate power move.

People shared their stories with us after Redditor sormatodor asked the online community,

"What was the best 'you have no power here' moment you have ever seen?"
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