Overcoming addiction begins with that first act.
This action is two-fold: it is realizing and admitting that you have a problem and asking for help.
You must first overcome our sense of independence and pride, and humble ourselves. You must concede that You cannot conquer this horrible affliction on your own. If you could, you would have already, if for nothing more than to simply avoid the suffering you have endured thus far.
Once this first step is taken, real change can begin. At this point, certain ideas and behaviors must be addressed. Selfishness is the biggest offender and at the root of most, if not all internal issues with which you contend. This often manifests in the form of entitlement.
The other major offending party is pride, typically taking the form of the infamous know-it-all attitude. With these two character flaws present, our chances of recovery are bleak.
However, with humility, selflessness, and willingness, you can begin to make headway towards a lifestyle you never imagined.
Making healthy changes and committing to them with persistence will empower change and progress. This liberates you from the shackles of addiction, and enables you to stay on the path to freedom.