The most important step is numero uno. Admitting we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanagable. I've been sober for awhile now and I still get that crazy thought of just 1 beer won't hurt. Then I play the tape back and where it ended for me was becoming homeless and living on the river. I got out of the service 10 yrs ago and went to school. Things going well, then something I thought I would not be surfaced and I lost everything. I may not have what I want today, I have what I need. This program has truly saved my life. I'm currently unemployed and looking for work these last 3 weeks due to a layoff. 20 months ago I would've been looking at the bottom of can for an answer. Today I practice acceptance with everything as best I can.