As human beings we are all tempted to live in a world where our fears, anxieties, emotional and psychological problems are rendered impotent, causing us no concern and worry. It is nothing short of residing in a fantasy world where stress remains locked out. That is precisely what addiction provides. We are all susceptible but why is it that certain people can avoid addiction's powerful pull and others cannot? We will look at why addiction has represented itself as a panacea for our troubles when, in reality if is a seductive demon.