When we hear the word addiction, many of us think about vices such as cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs. But it turns out, people can get addicted to many things, some we’d never even realize.
According to Listverse, one of the more bizarre things people have gotten hooked on is tanning. The site even quotes studies that say going under the lamp “engages the same part of the brain as drugs like heroin”. Yikes!
While a lonely person may gather several pets, animal hoarding is classified as an addiction because part of the problem is “a compulsive need to engage in it.” No wonder my mom has 4 dogs… I can’t talk… we have 3.
Tattoos can be addicting too, with one survey revealing around 32 percent of Americans feel the need to go back for another shortly after just getting ink. What? No! No way! I don’t already have my next 3 tattoo ideas in my head currently, with an itch to get another one asap. I don’t know what you’re talking about…
I’m also probably addicted to Loveland Coffee, collecting vinyl, shopping on Amazon… this list is getting long. I’m scared. 😉