We are now aware that addictions come in many forms and exist for many different reasons, some physiological and some psychological. The latter actually tends to lead to the first.
Back in the day, addiction mainly referred to drug abuse or alcoholism, but we now know that there are more addictions than meet the eye, including sexual addiction, compulsive disorders, food addiction and more.
The first step to dealing with any addiciton is to first realized that the problem is there. Then, have the resolve to do what is necessary to change that behavior. There are many groups, websites, professionals and even those who have been through it themselves to offer you advice and help. Once you recognize that you really do have a problem, do not hesitate to seek them out. It will only help to be the start of a much better life for both you and your family.