You didn’t come this far to only come this far.
There is no right or wrong way to work the twelve steps. There are as many ways to work the steps as there are people working them. The important thing is not how you work them, but that you do work them. It is also important to remember that twelve-step recovery is not something that you do alone. Rather, it is a collective effort—recovering addicts helping other recovering addicts to achieve and maintain sobriety. You may not enjoy twelve-step meetings at first, but as you get to know people and, more importantly, as others get to know you, you will assuredly warm to them and to the process of twelve-step recovery. It’s possible that meetings will become an important part of your social life—not because they prevent you from hanging out in “slippery” venues, but because they are where your friends are. If you open your mind and your heart, you are likely to find that twelve-step recovery is a beautiful place to be.
Just for Today
Think of an objection you have to twelve-step recovery and debunk it. If you need help with this task, ask for it.