When it comes to deciding to get clean, I can’t be forced by anyone of anything. Willingness is a fundamental step in obtaining any considerable amount of clean time. My previous sponsor used to tell me that I had to be willing to participate in my recovery if I wanted to stay sober. This is a program of action. I’ve been in treatment for a few months now. It’s taken a lot of willingness and hard work to sit with myself once the drugs were taken out of the picture. Sobriety is all about willingness. It’s about being willing to live life on life’s terms. It’s about not using drugs as a means to deal with reality. It’s about being willing to get honest and stay honest. Sobriety is being willing to share in meetings or raise my hand and identify when I am new. In coming to SOCD, I’ve been directed to take accountability for the mistakes I’ve made. This place has given me such a solid foundation for a successful and sober future. I had to be willing to be uncomfortable in the process. I make the decision everyday to remain willing to turn my life over to God and do whatever is takes to stay sober.