Well I celebrated 1001 days today. I was in and out of the program for about 18 years. I think it's amazing when we get stuck we get stuck. The power of choice is non existant. The bloody strange thing for me is that when I really just gave up and threw out everything I thought I knew about anything and worked the steps to the best of my ability things began to change at a pace I did not expect. The obsession only retruned once for about 8 minutes at month 20. Since then Ive been pretty darmned convinced this thing works.
A bit like the Zen master says the cup has to be empty and then you can fill it with tea.