Do you have any hidden addiction?

@jeiyah_12 (1041)
Philippines
September 10, 2008 8:49pm CST
I read a book entitled the Hidden Addiction, it tells that people have a lot of addiction that we don't notice since we don't find that things addicting but unknown to us, it has a psychological effect... I admit I have my own hidden addiction... and there has always been a lot... How about you? Do you have some? Do you consider a hobby one?
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@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I was diagnosed a while back with Bi-Polar and OCD. As I was being tested, my doctor noticed that I have a hidden addiction to my lipgloss and bubblegum. Harmless you say. Nope, I found out that while my lips are always moist and glossy and my mouth is always chewing, my nerves are at ease. She seen me put the gloss on 14 times during a 30 minute session. I chewed 7 peices of gum. Now, when I don't have these things handy, I get nervous and crabby. No one realized that this was going on until my boyfriend hid them both from me. I went through the house like a bat out of haiti. I am secretly addicted to my lipgloss and gum. I have a bad oral fixation for some reason. My stupid doctor said it had something to do with security. I don't know but this is my thing!
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@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
Was it really hard to overcome? I never tried to withdraw my addiction, coffee... and now I'm kinda mess up, my uncle scolds me a lot since he notices that I can drink 4-5 cups a day...
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@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I think it was because I was fixated on those objects. I don't like my mouth dry at all. I thought maybe subconciously I thought I had bad breath. But I have great dental hygene. I have tried to do things differently so maybe the doc was right. It's a security thing. I think alot of it is mainly because I stopped smoking and have to have something in my hands. I used them when i smoked, and they are the only things left of the addiction. Who knows? Coffee isn't that bad. I can actually wipe out 2 pots in one morning, so you are doing great! LOL
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@odwitt (112)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I have an addiction to chapstick and DCT. I actually thought of starting a discussion about that. Is anyone else addicted to chapstick? I mean, really...I get shakey and have to get up in the middle of the night if my lips are too dry. I've cut back to applying it only a few times a day rather than 20-30. My hubby says he's proud of me b/c this little addiction drives him CRAZY!
@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
Haha, that's a cute addiction about chapstick. My friend is a big fan of chapstick too...
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• United States
11 Sep 08
i love chapstick
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• United States
11 Sep 08
Nope i dont have any hidden addictions. I am very open with mine. I am a nicotine addict and a book addict and ill be the first to admit it.
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@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I salute you! You are such a honest person to tell such things... Great!
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
Hi there jeiyah_12 I also have a hidden addiction and that is my obsessive love for coffee. Yeah, caffeine is really good I love it much since it stimulates my nerves making me okay even it contains diuretic agent. I don't know why I love coffee but I find it really addicting especially the Cafe Misto from StarBucks, I'm a big fan. I'm also addicted to Chocolates, yeah,especially when I'm studying.