Should we have an Audiophiles Anonymous

Alcoholics, gamblers, drug useres, why not us?. You've heard it expressed often enough, audiophiles have a sickness, well lets do something about it. I'm a physician and let me tell you, the signs are all there, the constant anxiety and self doubt, the sweats before the next purchase, the all too brief relief of symptoms with each new hit, shorter each time. All unmistakable to the trained eye, the promises to the wife, the pitiful attempts to hide a new purchase, the tears and recriminations when you're found out and brother are you always found out. How do women always now?
We need help, we deserve help, all we need is a program and here is the clincher, I'm sure there will be Federal funding in it, think of the system you could buy with that. No we must'nt weaken, it's been 10 days since my last purchase and that was only a little phono stage, hardly anything really, it does'nt really count, does it?
I admit I just had a shot of my Adrenaline Rush. No prescription required. If it is over the counter, is it still an addiction? I call it MEDICATION to be taken daily as needed! It is not an escape its an adventure. Some people take vacations, I trip the light (analog or digital) fantastic every chance I get! It's soooo cooool! I am not in denial, just enjoying the ride......
May I agree with Ken and Lola, no offense to the real AA, which is quite literally a life saver to thousands of people. I like his 12 steps, but he has forgotten the telltale signs.
13. The tendency to listen by yourself.
and 14. the tendency to listen in the low company of fellow audiophiles
"Music hath charm to soothe the savage breast". It's Valium with no physical side effects. Enjoy!