One of the biggest traps for someone in early recovery is to want to do it alone. When beginning the process of recovery one fundamental element is support. Support can look and feel like many different things: emotional, spiritual, and physical. When looking at the Traditional 12 steps we begin by looking at the group. It’s within the group that we begin to break down barriers such as trust issues, insecurities, fears, and self-centeredness. Meetings alone might temporarily get a person sober, but it is the relationships that we develop in meetings that allow us to enjoy being sober.