First let me explain what addiction is. Addiction is frequently beingcompelledto indulge in a behaviour that offers short-termrelief, but long termdamagein any area of your life (heath, relationships, finance and work to name just a few areas). The important word here iscompelled.
Addiction is a difficult challenge to overcome. Not because the addictive behaviour is hard to break once the addict realises they have an addiction, but because addiction is shrouded indenial,preventing the addict from seeing their behaviour with clarity.