Addiction is a medical and clinical term referring to negative physiological and psychological dependencies that exhibit themselves in destructive behavioral patterns. In layman’s terms, addiction is a destructive relationship with any mood or mind altering substance or experience. It is a complex human phenomenon that is manifested in physical, psychological, sociological and spiritual ways. It has been called the most human of all diseases or conditions, and no one is immune.

“To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace.” - Gerald G. May, M.D. (from Addiction & Grace)

This month's step
We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

This week's scripture
To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for that person. If someone slaps you in the face, stand there an
Luke 6:27-31 The Message

This week's quote
"What helps at this point is to see your consequences as your teachers. You have been sent a lesson to learn. If you don’t learn the lesson this time, it will manifest itself again, and probably in a more painful form the next time."
Patrick Carnes Ph.D.