All addictions affect the body, making physiological adaptations within the body at the cellular level. These physiological affects often have serious and painful consequences, and can even be potentially life threatening. This is especially true with addictions related to alcohol and other drugs. This is why is it important to consult with a physician or addiction medical professional when implementing any addiction recovery effort.

There are numerous medical therapies that can mitigate the discomfort of withdrawal and minimize medical complications from detox. These therapies can also be helpful in minimizing the discomfort and craving the addict feels during early sobriety, which increases the likelihood of long term success. And there are supportive medications which help deter the addict from relapse and provide long term support for emotionally fluctuations and the overwhelming cravings the addict will experience in early recovery.

Consult your medical professional for more information.

This month's step
We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

This week's scripture
Don't panic. I'm with you. There's no need to fear for I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.
Isaiah 41:10 The Message

This week's quote
"But there is One who has all power – that One is God. May you find Him now. Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon."
Alcoholics Anonymous