You can ask any admitted addict the following questions.
Do you love what you are addicted to?
Do you fear what you are addicted to?
Do you want to end your addiction?
And they shall answer with two yeses, and the third question will be answered with a complex uneasy answer.
You can ask me the following questions.
Do you love me?
Do you fear me?
Do you want to stop loving me?
And I shall answer the same way as the addict.