Might as Well Face It,
You’re Addicted to Tea
By William I. Lengeman III
Are you addicted to tea? Oh, phooey.
I have to admit that I find it a bit tiresome the way people toss around the word “addiction” so casually these days, often in situations where it simply doesn’t fit. Yeah, you might like chocolate or baseball or anime a whole lot, but it’s highly unlikely that you’re addicted to any of them, at least not given my understanding of what addiction is, as presented way back when, during my school days.
My notion of an addiction to something is whether said thing causes a dependency that results in withdrawal symptoms when you no longer have access to it. But not wanting to trust my recall of a concept first presented to me decades ago, I sought out a proper definition...