When Are You Technically “addicted” to Something?

Question by t.: when are you technically “addicted” to something?
i use lortabs, pot, and alcohol quite often. i’ve tried to quit everything but bad times, and i end up back to them all, usually even harder then before. what i want to know is when can you technically say you have an “addiction”?

Best answer:

Answer by Tomiko
You can’t get enough of it, you can’t stop.

Answer by Maniac Gamer
You are addicted when you feel the need for it and the desire for the thing takes control of you.

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