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 admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

This week's scripture
"If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins – make a clean break of them – he won’t let us down, he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and p
I John 1: 8-10 The Message

This week's quote
“We hide what we know or feel ourselves to be (which we assume to be unacceptable and unlovable) behind some kind of appearance which we hope will be more pleasing. We hide behind pretty faces which we put on for the benefit of our public. And in time we may even come to forget that we are hiding, and think that our assumed pretty faces is what we really look like”
Simon Tugwell