I don't know Chris, you can like something a lot without becoming addicted.
I am aware of what I need to do to get by such that I won't have to give up my addiction. You know how some alcoholics "Manage" their drinking? They might have a bud light when they wake up in the morning, and they'll need another one in the afternoon, and probably one more in the evening, just to make it through each day? Some of them seem to get by, and do ok, so long as no one offers them a shot of whiskey and they give in, and lose control again. Of course there are a lot of alcoholics who cannot drink like that and would basically kill themselves if they didn't stop drinking completely.
Rather off topic, but...
Years ago I used to smoke more than a pack a day of cigarettes, I quit without patches or medication. So I have some personal experience with other forms of addiction. I used to binge drink - I stopped drinking that much, because I knew I didn't want to have to give up alcohol completely, I dreaded the idea of being an alcoholic who simply couldn't drink at all.
When I was in high school I turned to computer games as an escape mechanism, as a kind of therapy for myself. I think there's good chance I would not have survived to adulthood without that escape from reality.
I continue to turn to a video game to escape from reality, and there are some things that I would like to accomplish, that I don't, to a large extent because of the time I spend/waste playing this game. It's not entirely a "Waste", it does serve some purpose, but it also is not very productive, and not a good value in terms of "Return" on the amount of time invested.
When I have time to myself, instead of being productive I use this game to escape. I have a couple stories that the few people I've shared with said are really good, but I'm very discouraged about pursuing them further.