Whether it is from a substance or a behavior, addiction is a disease that threatens relationships, school, work, and lives. Vital Signs explores the world of behavioral addiction, from gambling in Australia to technology addiction in the United Kingdom. As technology permeates even more of our daily lives, what can we do to limit tech exposure? Addiction to the virtual world is a reality for millions of people around the world. Like technology, food addicts struggle with overwhelming access. Sugar has been shown in studies to be as addictive as cocaine.