We need to establish a working definition for “Addicting”.
The concept of “addicting” is slightly different that “addictive” in our discussions.
An addicting substance or activity is usually regarded as one that engages the brain’s natural chemical reward cycles, such as those associated with dopamine in the brain’s limbic (emotional) system.
These “reward pathways” are strongly associated with true addiction disorder, which may have both physical and mental (behavioral) aspects.
A process (such as substance use) that activates these reward systems, in ways that engage the body into the biochemical processes known to be commonly associated with addiction, is said to be “addicting”.