I understand the difference between addiction and being dependent.
And I don't want to be long winded or harsh on this subject.
Or a distraction from the point.
But this article does not describe addiction as it is in reality.
Addiction is associated with individual choice to smoke, drink, and take drugs. It connotes personal weakness.
Addiction does not connote personal weakness
If personal weakness is saying there is a flaw, by choice or design, in the person.
Addiction is prolonged, habitual use of synthetic or natural substance to attain a certain state of mind or body. That which the mind and body can achieve on it's own is replaced by these other substances for a period of time long enough to kill the normal naturally occurring
When the only way to achieve the desired state of mind or body is by way of these synthetic or natural substances, the body and mind becomes addicted to these and the effects are not produced without them. They can't be, because these effects or feelings or state have been replaced habitually until the body and mind cannot do it by themselves anymore without the substance that has taken the power from the normal naturally occurring effects.
And this isn't Wikipedia but what I know by personal experience as well as searching and finding the answers to why something else took the power of my own control over certain desired results and unexpected affects in every aspect of my life.
If the substitutes are stopped for a long enough period of time the body and mind will respond eventually. It is designed to heal itself. And the naturally occurring effects will return to the normal naturally occurring effects.
-in other words, for example and quite real
If investigated one will find that the natural firing of endorphins is normal and can be achieved without substances to trigger them. Continual use and over use of substitutes will kill or stop these natural endorphins from occurring, and will not work with out stimulation from the substances. Withdrawal will occur when stopped. Leaving the person powerless to stop the addiction.
Until Intervention by one's own will to regain control, the addiction continues.
If there is any weakness in addiction it's in the failure to recognize it for what it is.
Anyway.......yes I would miss my computer but I could still function.