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 humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

This week's scripture
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in his good time he will honor you. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.
I Peter 5:6-7 NLT

This week's quote
"A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have. It marked the time when we could commence to see the full implication of Step Seven".
Alcoholics Anonymous