This is how someone referred to me at a party over the weekend. Yes, it’s kind of true. Yes, it was said in jest and that’s how I took it. (and goddamn if this is the face of addiction at least its PRETTY)
That being said, I think that it’s an addiction that’s not really taken seriously from a medical/psychological sense. Your insurance won’t pay for you to go to ‘nail polish rehab’, and calling someone a ‘shopaholic’ is largely used as a joke–and while alcoholism is occasionally used this way, and I’ve heard ‘you crackhead’ more times than you can count, if these were true there are many resources available.
For kicks, I googled Shopaholics Anonymous. yes, it exists. However, it seems to be geared more towards people with shoplifting problems.
“Counseling for shoplifting addictions, compulsive shopping addictions and overspending, Hoarding / Cluttering disorders and solutions for employee theft…”