The first thought that emblazons the minds of most of us when we hear the word addiction is 'abuse' – confined to drugs and alcohol. To be honest, like many philosophers would put it, addiction in any form is bad and detrimental. Talking about addiction to drugs and alcohol, we have seen many people, successful and unsuccessful, who sadly fall prey to this trait that they fail to curb even after realizing its ill effects. Even though many a times we mentally prepare ourselves to stay away from the object we are addicted to, the frequent pangs or obsession to indulge in this habit is something we fail to conquer. Sadly, the process is repeated day after day. The biggest threat of addiction isn't confined to the toll it can take on our physical health alone. In some cases addictions can even disillusion our existence, blur our discernment and hangs over us like a shadow of impending doom. Some intellects opine that overcoming addiction doesn't make one victorious. The achievement lies in the addict's ability to forget that he/she once even suffered from it and to move in a path that contradicts his/her old self. Many believe that a man's lifestyle is a reflection of his mind and disciplining it can help us get over many unnecessary practices which adversely affect our well-being. For those suffering from addictions of any kind, these quotes might just give you that start.