There are many categories and assortments of things to collect, from soda cans to vintage cars. But for some the enjoyment that collecting can bring as a hobby is offset by the destructive nature it gains as an obsession.
As an over-riding priority it can cause problems for productivity and a personal life. The obsession can over-ride and control your daily life and the financial costs can cripple depending on the obsession.
My question is, "How you can identify if your collecting behavior has 'crossed the line' and become destructive, and if it has what are the best steps towards stopping this behavior."