You can free so many people who are convinced they are "addicted." You will explain that they are probably not. In your public speaking, publishing opinion-editorials in The New York Times, tweeting, and addressing employees you simply describe the dynamics of habit.
And, while you're at it, buttonhole a few judge friends and recommend they stop sentencing supposed alcohol addicts to two years of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Instead they can mandate 21 days in an outpatient program for breaking habits.
Of course, killing off a habit is no easy thing. The hold it has over us is documented in the bestselling book "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business." It's by Charles Duhigg and can be ordered here at Amazon.com.
The default in speaking and thinking has been to frame habits as addictions. "I'm addicted to work." Soon enough they will be dead. And along the way they will be increasing the nation's healthcare bill.
How about if they were persuaded to think and say, "I developed the bad habit of working too much." That opens up everything. On their own they can experiment with tactics to break the habit.
That can start with going to a animal rescue shelter and adopting a dog they have to walk, emotionally connect with, and shop for his or her Christmas outfit. Work, while still very important, is less important. A new good habit has been imprinted.
You get the picture. Your next talk at Toastmasters can be on the power we have to break our own self-defeating habits. Could be that, with enough practice, you will be invited to deliver a Ted Talk. A foundation might beg you to accept funding to distribute this message around the world. Non-stop traveling will be your new fun habit.