Though inspired by Tom's friend, the song has a broader meaning aimed at anyone who has let an addiction of some form get a hold of them. He explained to The Idolator
"Everybody I know, myself included, at some point in their lives has struggled with some form of addiction, whether it be drinking too much or eating too much. You know, whatever it is, I think somebody at some point has struggled with addiction. I just wanted to write this song for my family and my friends to let them know that we can talk about it."