Dictionary meaning of addiction says ‘the state of becoming a slave to a practice that is generally habit forming. Being addicted to sports or work may be a positive thing. However, addiction to life deteriorating substances like alcohol or drugs is very bad and can have very damaging consequences. Even people, who say that they have this vice under control, do not know that they are addicted to it, and require counseling for their problem.
However, no need to lose hope as help is on the way. There is no dearth of such organizations that provide treatment and counseling to such patients. One thing to note is that, though the numbers of such organizations are in plenty, good ones may be somewhat lesser.