Not addicted... but close to be with scratch off tickets?
Gambling can be a huge problem if it gets out of control, even if you're just playing scratch tickets. You should consider going to Gamber's Anonymous if you get too deep into this. Scratch tickets will soon lead to slots and once you get hooked on the slots, you are definitely in deep sh!t. Stop your problem now before it gets worse. Good luck!
If you cant control your habit and follow through with your budget then you have a problem. the odds are heavily against you wtih scratchers.
My mom was and addicted gambler. It started with BINGO when we lived in California. My parents moved to Nevada after retirement. Mom became addicted to playing the poker machines. Long story short, she died with nothing. She lost her apartment and everything in it. Her sisters bailed her out many times. It caused major problems in the relationship that I had with her. There is Gambler's Anonymous. Good luck.
Dances with Weed
You just have to stop. Making a budget plan and compromising on this issue leads to rationalization .