The word addiction usually makes you think of alcohol or drugs, but in modern day society we are seeing some new kinds of addictions. Some people are compulsive shoppers. Others find it impossible to pull themselves away from their work. Still others spend countless hours watching TV or playing computer games.
Over the years, shopping has become a very common activity. Many people enjoy going to malls or stores more and more every day, but it's more than a common hobby for some of them. They have turned into shopaholics. They are people who simply enjoy shopping and walking around spending money without being able to stop doing it. They are hooked on shopping and usually buy things that they don't need. Even though they don't have enough money, they want to buy everything they want.
Why do they have this addiction? There isn't a specific answer. Some people go shopping when they are sad, worried, upset or lonely. Some even tend to have this addiction when they feel guilty.
shopaholic n. 购物狂
compulsive adj. 强制的，强迫性的
What is your most compulsive habit? 你最强迫性的习惯是什么？
Compulsive eating is bad for one's health. 无节制的大吃大喝有损身体健康。
have a compulsive desire to cry 情不自禁的想哭
a compulsive liar 一再说谎的人
be hooked on 迷上……