complete ruin or loss
He had everything: talent, good looks, advantages of birth, a happy marriage, and a brilliant career. But alcoholism was the cause of his perdition.
per (through, thoroughly)#dare (to give, put) (Latin)
It sounds like partition. So Relate perdition to Partition of India in 1947 due to which several families were completely ruined. There was a movie named Road to Perdition, if someone has seen it he can very well relate to this word 'PERpectual adDIcTION';i. e; never ending addiction leads to ruin ultimately.