Eric Butterworth was an ordained Unity minister and author of numerous articles and books. The following excerpt is from his book Celebrate Yourself!
Excessive dependency is a common ailment. It may be in the form of leaning on friends, teachers, doctors or ministers. Or it may be a dependency on alcohol, cigarettes, coffee or drugs. We have been misled with the belief that we come into life as empty creatures who must find fulfillment in the world. Unless something happens within us that reveals our relationship to the divine flow, we look for sure harbors, strong arms and all kinds of synthetic means of support.