I just thought I would comment on this. I can see that addiction to alcohol as well as addiction to drugs and gambling can all be very destructive to a persons life.
I didn't and don't see WPAC aimed at curbing activities that are potentially unhealthy. At the upper reaches of this hobby you might conceivably get into financial problems by excessive spending.
However I don't think WPAC is predominantly concerned with that, but more concerned with just excessive watch acquisition within affordable limits. If I spend as much as say £5000 on one or several new watches that I don't need, but would enjoy owning, fortunately I would not be depriving myself of £5000 that I and my family need to survive.
For a figure of £500 or even £100 the equation is even less dramatic. Granted that the critical amount is different for everyone.
It's also not a case of managing an addiction for one (more) watch or one (more) day. at a time, although the WPAC may like to couch it in those terms. WPAC is not for me a wagon off which I dare not slip. Am I missing something here?
The interest in watches itself is probably a bigger time thief, as time spent on WUS and other forums, without spending a penny, is time I don't spend on other useful pursuits.