- What is an addict truly addicted to? Power? Choice? Love? Do you become "addicted" to familiar experience in life? Thoughts or feelings that become familiar? Circumstances that become anticipated, whether they are pleasant or not? Does your body require energy in order to exist, and is that a form of "addiction"? Can addiction manifest as a form of distraction? Do you sometimes act to keep your mind busy or occupied? Not because you want to but because if you don’t, unpleasant thoughts, feelings or memories begin to intrude? Related to Desire.