"Being in love is like being addicted. Your Answer: True The same brain areas light up in people who are madly in love and those who use cocaine or opioids. Lovers also show the classic symptoms of addiction. As a romance builds, a lover craves more and more of the "drug" -- the other person. A breakup can cause withdrawal symptoms like poor sleep and depression." Have you ever felt, or do you believe that a person can become addicted to certain sexual behaviors or types of men or women?