The words of this book’s title are said aloud everyday by thousands of people meeting together to help each other recover from addictions. The addictions may be alcohol, narcotics, gambling, sex, violence, food and love, but the path to recovery is the same.
The exciting thing about the Twelve Steps is that they teach us how to live. Once we know the design of living and the principles of living a successful life, we find that we not only get over the problems we see, but we avoid many other problems we would have had. To me, the miracle is that all this was boiled down into twelve simple steps which anybody can apply.
This is a book of plain-spoken wisdom for people with addictions and people who love them. Joe McQ was a student of the twelve steps for over 35 years. He, like tens of thousands of others, lived them every day, one day at a time. In The Steps We Took, Joe takes us through them, one step at a time, and helps us to understand how they work–and how they can change our lives.
Also available, the companion book to The Steps We Took, Carry This Message.