It is hard to give up a vice.
Just try to quit smoking on your own or get out of financial problems.
It is hard to believe that short term pain is necessary or even preferable to developing a vice.
It is a universal experience and we all try to cure what ails us with abstract notions like self control.
If your interested in treating what ails you, start with Kelly Mc Gonigal’s book, “The Willpower Instinct”.