One of the main symptoms of addiction is denial. Ask most detectorists if they are addicted to metal detecting and many will probably tell you that they are not addicted and that, for them, metal detecting is merely a hobby. That’s okay, they’re not really lying, they just don’t realize that they’re addicted to metal detecting, yet.
Many detectorists will tell you that detecting is just a way to relieve stress from family life, work, society and everything else stressful in the world today. It isn’t until it’s too late that they realize that they are addicted to metal detecting.
No one see’s it happening, but before you know it your new addiction takes over your life. You start acting strangely and everyone around you notices but somehow you remain oblivious to what they are talking about.
So how do you know when you are addicted to metal detecting? Well, there are many ways to tell, and recently Detecting365 was fortunate enough to get a few of the members of MetalDetectingForum.com to share with us some of the signs that you just might be addicted to metal detecting…