21 Dangerous Addictions Society is Conditioning You to Accept

Many addictions can grip us, yet some are not stigmatized with severe warnings. An internet survey recently asked, “What addiction is completely normal by society?” Here are the top 23 answers.

Endless Scrolling

Endless Scrolling
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“My scroll wheel broke years ago and is constantly going at full speed. It isn’t an addiction. I am being held captive at this point. I have learned to live with it, but writing emails is difficult.”

“This has become a significant point of contention between my girlfriend and me. It’s the first thing she does when she gets home and usually the last thing she does before falling asleep.”

Shopping

Shopping
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“I’m a mail carrier. I have some customers that I would probably call a wellness check for if they stopped getting stuff.”

“The feeling that something is always on its way to your house. The feeling of opening a package that you forgot you ordered. Very normal and very addictive. And we’re trained young for it too.”

Sugar

Sugar
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“I’ve gone from drinking a 750ml bottle of whiskey daily, smoking like a chimney – roughly a pack per day to now 3 years completely sober. I still can’t curb my sugar addiction.”

“It is tough to avoid. Juice has a lot of sugar and more than people realize. Even some brands of ketchup have 10g of sugar.”

Gaming

Gaming
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“This is the biggest issue with young kiddos and adults today.”

“Many phone games are just cleverly disguised, interactive slot machines. Have to buy something in hopes it gives you what you want.”

Caffeine

Caffeine
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“I barely touch coffee and was kind of proud of it until I realized I drink two bottles of soda daily.”

“Quit caffeine a few weeks ago. Went from a pot of coffee a day and a few sodas to zero. Felt like someone hit me in the head with a brick on day 2.”

Living To Work

Living To Work
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“60+ hour work weeks and never taking a vacation out of a weird loyalty to a company that will lay you off without hesitation if the bottom line is at risk.”

“I work 40 hours a week, and my boss gets mad if anybody on the team sticks around longer. He almost forced me to take more time off when my son was born last year. Gotta find the good ones, it took me a while to find it, but I’m thrilled where I am.”

Lottery Tickets

Lottery Tickets
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“I have a friend who wastes at least a third of his income on scratch-offs and gambling. I watched him clean off a scratcher for $100 to spend it all on more scratchers that only won him 10 bucks. Then complained about being broke and asked me for money.”

“I’ve also noticed that the bigger hurry I’m in at a gas station, the more likely some old person will be in front of me ordering one of every single kind of scratch-off they have.”

Smartphones

Smartphones
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“People really have forgotten what life was like without a smartphone. It’s sad and needs to be undone because we have existed for hundreds of thousands of years without smartphones. This small device should not so radically alter our behavior in 10 years.”

“I don’t need my phone to procrastinate, thank you very much. I do fine all on my own.”

Social Media

Social Media
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“Everyone is always on social media, even I am an “addict” as I’m constantly taking pictures for my Instagram, posting on my Snapchat, or scrolling through Tiktok. An endless cycle between the three apps.”

“I have a few friends whose self-esteem and self-worth suffer when they use social media too much and so quit. I didn’t really find social media very harmful to me. Still, I decided to stop posting completely and rarely scroll through it though I haven’t set a hard rule about that.”

Consumerism

Consumerism
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“It’s such a weird thing how much this takes center stage for people at some point. I feel like once people earn money for some years, all they talk about is what they bought, how much it cost, and how much they think I thought it cost to tell me that they paid 20% less than I expected.”

“I really wish we simply had more free time, skills, and raw materials as opposed to mass-produced single-use products.”

Excessive Eating

Excessive Eating
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“It’s not being “body positive.” It is unhealthy. People need to stop trying to normalize obesity.”

“Unfortunately, receiving excessive food on your plate when you eat out is considered a plus in America. I was raised with the concept of “More for your money” regarding food. It is ingrained in our culture.”

Alcohol

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“I have some sober friends who said they lost their friend network because they can’t just go to bars on the weekend all the time. A lot of my friends also go out and get drunk on weekdays. I’m in my 30s.”

“People are so addicted to drinking it regularly/occasionally that they do not count it as an addiction, and think they can “quit any time.”

TikTok

TikTok Trends
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“My attention span has improved so much since deleting it!! I also feel like the app was purposely feeding me content that made me feel insecure and then feeding me ways to “fix” those problems via products.”

“The algorithm is insanely good at keeping people on it for long periods.”

Attention

Attention
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“It’s so weird to me how some people will go do a thing, and when they’re “doing the thing” they’re spending the entire time taking photos of themselves or having their photos taken, and if they’re not doing that, their head’s down at their phone checking how many likes their previous photo got.”

“Some can’t see the truth that they are out there trying to compete against one another and can’t understand why people don’t like them, so they try harder.”

Being Angry

Being Angry
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“Walking around in a constant state of outrage, even if it’s justified about a certain thing, may eventually cause people to redirect their anger toward every minor irritant in their lives because it has the illusion of control and power. Anger can also escalate into destructive behavior and is ineffective at addressing whatever problem needs solving.”

“I notice it, especially with people who get upset in traffic or at other drivers. Their driving becomes more aggressive and dangerous because of the anger. At the same time, the anger does NOTHING to change other drivers’ behavior. It’s a total no-win and very dangerous for everybody.”

McDonald’s

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“Absolutely. I have no problem going three months with no McDonald’s, and then I have one cheeseburger on a whim, and I’m back every other day for a week.”

“I’m always amazed at how I can eat a large meal and feel like I’ve not eaten anything.”

Marijuana

Marijuana
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“Most of my friends smoke. A few are addicted and not themselves if they can’t get their smoking in. They go through withdrawals. Maybe it’s because of how potent the stuff is nowadays.”

“There’s some serious denial amongst hash smoking circles, and the attitude is insidious. I’ve seen it ruin people’s lives in a way that the addict’s entire existence is organized around being high, and no one talks about it.”

Gambling

Gambling
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“Now when I watch sports, all I see is, odds this/odds that here’s what we expect to happen, bet on this, etc.”

“This is true, and gambling can be sneaky because you don’t even realize you’re doing it.”

Money

Money
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“People are encouraged to get as much as they can, more than they need, and any attempt to cut them off can provoke anger and retaliation. Instead of being addressed, the addiction is tolerated if not defended.”

“I think the most obvious indicator that it is an actual addiction for a person is when they will abandon all of their morals and beliefs in the pursuit of it when they don’t actually NEED any more of it, or when it is the sole motivator of their life and their goals revolve completely around money.”

Righteous Indignation

Righteous Indignation
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“So much of our world has become addicted to the endorphin rush they get when they work up a fit of righteous indignation. They get to point their finger at THAT bad person and proclaim their own victimhood. It is not only acceptable but even lauded.”

“This addiction has become the single defining characteristic of modern political discourse. This addiction has torn apart families, ruined friendships, and if it continues unabated, will destroy democracy.”

Makeup

Makeup
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“Most of the women I know will not leave the house without putting it on, and they’re among the mild users I have found.”

“Forget airbrushing in magazines, ladies. We’ve all been programmed to airbrush ourselves in reality. I know I will see many replies about how you wear makeup for yourself, but consider what I am saying for a minute.”

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