“Addiction” was a Roman term for a slave, and originated from a latin myth where former slave Addictus would roam the earth with his chains attached, as he grew comfortable with the way they felt.
An Ottawa shooter attempted to rob a McDonald’s with pointed stick. He wanted to be in jail because he believed it was the only way to overcome his crack cocaine addiction.
In the Netherlands heroin addicts are given free heroin at clinics three times a day. Some addicts complain that the government makes being an addict too easy for an individual, but overall heroin addiction has decreased.
Bears in Russia are addicted to jet fuel, and the sniff it to get high, and then pass out.
The reason Tetris is so addictive is because of deep-seated psychological drive to tidy up.
A man in Sweden receives disability benefits due to his “addiction to Heavy Metal”.