One specific addiction that ruins lives is pornography and this is often done in secret. However, it is game over when a person finally gets caught looking at porn.
Proverbs 28:27 (KJV) 27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Proverbs 28:25,26 (KJV) 25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat. 26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Proverbs 28:18 (KJV) 18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
Proverbs 28:13 (KJV) 13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Proverbs 28:9-11 (KJV) 9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. 10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession. 11 […]
Proverbs 28:5 (KJV) 5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.