The government actually considers addiction an actual disease. I never understood why until I went into residential treatment and went to drug counseling. The drug counselor said that addicts have a dopamine deficiency. From what I've been told cold cut and true there is no cure for this deficiency there's only management through sheer will power. So essentially I'm doomed to be unhappy just because the receptors in my brain aren't pedalling out enough dopamine which is the bio chemical that basically causes happiness.