Dear Guru Maharaja,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you and Srila Prabhupada.
You said that you have seen hardcore drug addicts overcome addiction when they became devotees. But how did they overcome the addiction to drugs? Was it by chanting japa? Thank you.
In my life, especially in my youth, I saw many drug addicts becoming devotees and giving up all intoxications, be them drugs, alcool or others.
This is obtainable through finding a superior taste in life. If one finds sometimes better, automatically gives up the lesser and harmful habit.
Life in Krishna consciosmess is so blissful that everything else becomes meaningless and tasteless.