In my exploration of whether one can be addicted to spices, like those in Indian cuisine, it seems the answer is complex. While there's no scientific consensus on spice addiction, many people do report craving spicy foods, which may be due to the endorphin rush experienced after consuming them. These spices, in moderate consumption, can also have various health benefits. However, overconsumption of spices can lead to health issues. So, while you might not be 'addicted' in the traditional sense, the love for spices can indeed mimic addiction-like behaviour.