Addiction is most often associated with alcohol, drugs and cigarettes — but what about compulsive eating, gambling, or video gaming? According to the American Psychiatric Association, compulsive gambling meets the criteria for addiction, but compulsive video gaming does not.
Hilarie Cash, co-founder, Internet/Computer Addiction Services
Michael Lemonick, author of "How We Get Addicted," published in Time magazine
Dr. Charles O'Brien, chairman, committee on substance abuse disorders, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders