This s*** changes everyone! Even OG's want a slice of it.
~ A Ballas member talking about crack.

Some villains are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or any other substance, or even a certain activity and also their behavior. Thus, these Addicts can be considered a variation of a Tragic villain due to the fact that their addiction may fuel their crimes and many can sympathize with them.

However, some addicted characters otherwise go so far that they can lose their redeeming features and in the worst-case scenario become an Outright Villain or a Purely Evil villain, such as Norman Stansfield.