Some time back, a popular comedian of the day had a line he would always use, “The devil made me do it.” As funny as this entertainer was, this line was very sad. Perhaps, another way to say it is, “Don’t hold me responsible for what I do. It’s not my fault.” It is always easier to blame someone or something else, rather than self.
Millions of dollars are spent on medications, therapies, plans, gadgets, etc. to lose weight, stop smoking, etc. Whatever vices exist, there is someone waiting to make money on one purposed cure or another. For some individuals, medical and/or therapy intervention is needed. For most, a matter of choice is all that is necessary.
Whatever happened to the ability to choose, to say no, to say “enough?” Easier to say in some situations; much more difficult in others, but possible nevertheless.