Well, physical addiction is different, maybe. You have to have the will to do it and it’s only a helper in something you want anyway. You can’t give up something a significant part of you doesn’t want to give up. Bad habits feel wonderful, which is why we do them. if we’re doing something to the point where it’s a problem, then we are usually self-medicating, and to get over that we have to find other ways to address that, either by replacing the substance with another one, or by learning to address the situation differently.
Carbs sedate, sugar excites, alcohol disinhibits. Acting out and causing chaos stimulates and focuses. Or whatever your ‘substance’ is. Figuring out why we do what we do, and then developing the abilities to cope with both the physical addictiveness of a substance, and the psychological and biological gaps that the substance fills are equally important.
Well done for getting somewhere with it, jp.