All addictions of this planet promise joy, but they never deliver. Let's take the simple addiction of smoking. Smoking does not bring any joy, but not smoking gives you pain, suffering, and problem.
How to get over it?
There are three things that you do to get over addictions:
- Fear of disease: If doctor says, if you take one more peg of alcohol you will be dead.
- Greed. If someone tempts ...you for something bigger. If you stop your addiction for a month you will get a million rupees.
- Love for something higher.
- Hard to achieve but not difficult.