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 made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

This week's scripture
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 NLT

This week's quote
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Serenity Prayer