The mention of an 'addiction' probably takes the mind to intoxicants like illegal drugs and alcohol. But before you assume that you're safe if you stay clear of drug or alcohol abuse, take a closer look. There are addictions of several different kinds, and some of them to things you'd least expect.

Here are 9 everyday objects or activities that, despite their deceptively harmless appearance, can lead to severe addictions.

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Now that you know... Check yo'self. B'fo you wreck yo'self.

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