I know they seem the same, but this is my story. I went through a lot of neglect and abuse growing up, and I used to clean the house a lot because no one likes to. But as more 'bad stuff' started to happen i turned self harm , but as that addiction died down and I got help for that, I started to become more conscious about how clean the environment i was in was. And I now have to check the doors and windows before I can go to sleep, this has gone on for a few years and I have a huge fear of someone breaking into my house, and it is effecting my collage life as sometimes I struggle to do work as I get so stressed about how clean the area is around me i never get any work done.
So is this an addiction replacing an addiction or is this OCD, can someone help?