First, I’d like to say thank you for your answers to my previous question, they were helpful.
I have another question maybe you can help me with.
Suppose a person has severe type 2 Diabetes, they know that consuming sugar worsens their condition and harms them, but they are extremely addicted to sweets consuming mostly sweets. They want to give up sweets but are unable to do so due to their strong desire.
Can the dhamma fully cure their addiction and how? what is the method?
Is it even possible since in MN14 the Buddha tells Mahanama that he needs to leave the householder life to give up desires, and that desires are given up when jhanas are attained (sutta below)
Then Mahānāma the Sakyan went up to the Buddha, bowed, sat down to one side, and said to him, “For a long time, sir, I have understood your teaching like this: ‘Greed, hate, and delusion are corruptions of the mind.’ Despite understanding this, sometimes my mind is occupied by thoughts of greed, hate, and delusion. I wonder what qualities remain in me that I have such thoughts?”
“Mahānāma, there is a quality that remains in you that makes you have such thoughts. For if you had given up that quality you would not still be living at home and enjoying sensual pleasures. But because you haven’t given up that quality you are still living at home and enjoying sensual pleasures.
Sensual pleasures give little gratification and much suffering and distress, and they are all the more full of drawbacks. Even though a noble disciple has clearly seen this with right wisdom, so long as they don’t achieve the rapture and bliss that are apart from sensual pleasures and unskillful qualities, or something even more peaceful than that, they might still return to sensual pleasures. But when they do achieve that rapture and bliss, or something more peaceful than that, they will not return to sensual pleasures.