Relapse begins long before the addict acts out by drinking, taking drugs acting out sexually or any other form of addictive behavior. Relapse starts in the mind and will ultimately play itself out in behavior if it is not identified and changed.

  1. Be aware of your thoughts. Mentally romancing addictive behavior sets us up  and weakens our resolve. Remember the pain and suffering that your addictions  have brought to you and to the ones you love the most.
  2. Stay in safe places mentally and physically. Old ways of thinking, and socializing  can be very dangerous.
  3. Go to your recovery meetings and speak with your sponsor/mentor everyday at  for a year at least if possible.
  4. Be honest with yourself and others about what you are thinking and feeling.
  5. Seek effective deterrents. Utilizing medical support, filters or blocks on our  computers, and support networks can save us when we need it the most. These  things can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

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