Is Chess Addictive?
This is a question I've put myself a few years back (not playing much now..) when I was playing clearly too much chess.
I found this blog on the site that is interesting: https://www.chess.com/blog/Sylvano/chess-addiction---tips-and-tricks
From the comment section it is obvious that some people have a real issue with chess addiction. There is even a CM comment, admitting on the reality of chess addiction.
It is possible to become a chess addict and this can be a serious issue and the game can have a negative impact on your life.
If you realise you play chess like a zombie , not enjoying it, then stop playing chess.
Enjoy your life!