Generally known as psychological dependency. This is a cognitive distortion that makes the user believe that their addiction - whatever the substance or experience may be - is necessary when it really is not. For example, the nicotine addict might say to himself, “Man am I stressed, I need a cigarette.” This distorted thinking reflects his/her belief that they need a cigarette when in reality no on ever “needs” a cigarette. One who is psychologically addicted (dependent) relies on the object of their dependence to suppress or escape negative feelings or discomfort. Psychological dependence is habitually reinforced and built into the neurological framework of the brain.

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