"The participants in my study reported that their husbands played an average of 40.8 hours a week, the equivalent of a full-time job. How many other leisure activities do you know of that consistently command that much attention?”
Um, I can name several right off the top of my head. Let's start with TV. Then sports. Hanging out at bars. Knitting (My wife's addiction...). Cooking. The list goes on.
Say it with me: No hobby is addictive. Some people are just prone to be addicted to what they do. Get over it or find another planet to live on.