Addiction hijacks human intention and priority resulting in spiritual idolatry to their dependency/addiction. This is reflected in the way they choose their addiction over more healthy behaviors. It is reflected in their misguided priorities, and in the way the addict looses connection with their emotions and as well as the loss of control over their intentions and actions. Great care must be taken when an addict seeks to reconnect him/herself spiritually to not confuse religious activity with authentic spiritual relationship. Religion will never cure addiction, it only reinforces it. An authentic spiritual relationship is the foundation of a transforming kind of recovery.

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