I have been reading deeper into Buddhism and I have been moving towards becoming a more dedicated Buddhist. Because of my previous addiction and the help this site has given me I feel it's only right to give my 2 cents back. I have experienced this addiction first hand and have gone through almost everything the rest of you have. I will not say that I concuered the addiction, but I did make friends with it. I find no reason to fight against yourself. Addiction is a fancy word for habit you don't like. Work with your routine and find your habit. It will come to you. You do not have to search. Addiction works in darkness and mindfulness works in light. When you sense it on the horizon of your mind ready to do it's thing shed light on it through mindfulness. In other words see your addiction, say 'hello addiction, there you are' and give it a smile. It will dissipate. Be compassionate with yourself as well as the addiction. Don't hate yourself. This causes you to run away and in Buddhist terms to suffer. You inadvertently cling to the addiction with everything you have instead of letting go.