One of the peas from the the twopeasinabucket.com boards described me exactly when she said this about her self...
I didn't feel guilty when I was buying all my paper. I told myself I needed it. It's considered supplies. Expendable supplies. Consumables.
I realized I had crossed over into the addiction realm when I couldn't USE a certain particularly beautiful piece of paper because then I wouldn't have it any longer. I tried to tell myself I would still have it, it would just be cut up and put to the use it was intended. I wasn't listening.
I can use plain colored cardstock with wild abandon. But when it comes to my pretty patterns and specialty lines, I really struggle. And when I finally do cut into my pretty pieces, I save every scrap and cut the tiniest pieces into flowers for another project. I just can't throw them away!
Yes, I'm well rooted into the addiction. And I don't really want help getting out. I love my hobby!