I always put it on the cakes that I bake, it makes them taste better.
In 945BO the first person contracted mana addiction. The name of the person was lost to time, but they were also an acquaintance of the creator of the first mana mortar, Mortel
Mana addiction develops when a person ingests large amounts of Mana
powder over time. Enough mana that chemical changes occur in the person's brain.
A feeling of being whole and on top of the world happens when you ingest mana with a full mana pool. But when these glorious feelings become an addiction, they will start taking ingesting mana to combat the withdrawal symptoms.
Mood swings and violent behavior
Missing work or education
Making excuses to consume Mana when they do not need to
Consuming mana instead of engaging in social or occupational activities.
Cravings and consuming more and more mana
Withdrawal symptoms including shaking, nausea, feeling like your mana pool is empty
Currently, the treatment is to isolate the sufferer in a room where they will not have access to mana powder.
Prolonged addiction to mana can result in the inability to do magic as well as severe memory problems. They might also die from seizures, well, choking on vomits during the seizures.
In some cultures, almost all adults are skittering on the edge of becoming addicts. The villagers in Carmine
are one of those. While in other cultures addicts are looked down on with pity.
All beings can become affected by this addiction. It also runs in families because of family habits and addictive personality traits.