Addiction helps you keep secrets. Recovery helps you own them.
After we’ve completed our Step 4 inventories, many of us find ourselves feeling lower than low and more alone than ever. Deeply ashamed of the things we’ve done, we might think we’re the worst person on earth. And now, with Step 5, we’re supposed to share the exact nature of our wrongs with God, ourselves, and another person. Most of us would rather not do that. Now some truth: If we do not work Step 5 with complete and total honesty, our risk of relapse increases significantly.
Task for Today
I will look at any secrets I am keeping and I will ask myself why.