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 became entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

This week's scripture
If you will throw away your detestable idols and go astray no more, and if you swear by my name alone, and begin to live good lives and uphold justice, then you will be a blessing to the nations of the world, and all people will come and praise my name.
Jeremiah 4:1 The Message

This week's quote
"When our desire is focused on loving God and others, we will realize our deepest longings for life fulfilled."
David Zailer