I heard a good example of the way the addict mind thinks about things.
The light goes out in the refrigerator. I open the door get pissed that the lights out. The fridge needs to be cleaned. I need to get a new fridge. If I get a new fridge I need to renovate the kitchen. I open the fridge door, get pissed the lights out because I need to renovate the whole kitchen now.
Reality: Just change the light bulb.