When you understand human psychology, you realize that addiction is behavior used to regain control over an emotional state. A chemical addict regains control over his feeling with a quick fix or mood changer of drugs or alcohol. Addiction, is really all about control, escaping helpless trapped, powerless feelings.
The best way to regain control of our emotional state, our feelings, is with Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) that honors God. CDB gives us the capacity to see circumstances from God's perspective and the ability to respond according to scriptural principles. This is the difference between direct healthy behavior and displaced compulsive behavior.

Change your thinking and change your life.