Hi everyone. I would be interested to know how many of us conceive of ourselves as addicts, using that term. And how many of us frame our problems in a different way? What factors play a role in your self-assessment? When I began the journey on this site, I thought of myself as someone with bad habits, or negative patterns of behavior that were harming my quality of life. I would never have used the word addict--maybe because of the stigma? After all, I didn't need PMO every day, and I was functional in many aspects of life. But after reading so many accounts by various users and recognizing so many patterns and behaviors in my own life, this is all less clear. Thanks for your input! And good luck, everyone.