Addiction as a disorder can refer to any sort of addictive behavior focused toward a particular behavior or substance, to the point where the user is unable to function without the addiction but is also severely impaired due to the effects of the addiction. It is marked by a desire on the part of the subject to seek help or reduce the use of the addicting substance/act, but also by the subject spending large amounts of time in pursuit of their addiction to the exclusion of other activities. This is a step up from Addiction negative trait--this is much more of a crippling behavior that compensates for spending time away from the addiction. Addictions are typically related to the trauma that caused the disorder (VR or drug addictions are encouraged).

The addict functions in only two states: under the influence of their addiction or in withdrawal. Additionally, they spend large amounts of time away from their other responsibilities in pursuit of their addiction.