Addiction thrives in isolation. Recovery thrives in company.
There are as many ways to work the 12 steps as there are recovering addicts. How we choose to work the steps is far less important than the fact that we do it, because ongoing 12-step work is the one and only proven route to lasting sobriety. As such, it is imperative that we go to and participate in 12-step sexual recovery meetings, that we get a sponsor, and that we build a support group. Then we have people to talk to about the steps—many of whom will be willing to share about their own experience, providing input, guidance, and much-needed feedback.
Just for Today
Ask at least one friend in recovery how he or she worked the step that you are currently on. (If you haven’t started the steps, you’re on step one.)