Addictions can come in various forms (alcohol,drugs,gambling), and all can take a toll on your physical and emotional well-being.
Counselling can be an effective and successful way to help you overcome your addiction. It can help you examine the underlying root causes of your addiction, examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviour that contribute to the addiction. It can help you overcome any psychological issues that may be attached to your addiction like depression, low self esteem or anxiety.
The reason you have an addiction always has a root cause, and dealing with the cause allows and improves self reliance without using your addiction as a crutch.