Contents of Help Addiction
Both halves of the True Source are extremely addictive. Frequent use of the One Power, especially at early stages, can cause a channeler to become addicted to holding Saidar or Saidin. Affects range from a heightened boost of sensitivity to a complete withdrawal from reality where the addicted channeler is aware of nothing but holding onto the source. In between channelers will have momentarily lapses of awareness of the outer world, will randomly reach out for Saidin or Saidar and sometimes weave without consciously willing it.
The affects of addiction can be counteracted most effectively by other trained channelers at all levels, and there is a point of no return, after which a channeler is completely anesthetized to the world as a whole and will slowly waste away.