Like I have said elsewhere on this blog, some people do less time for murder than I was in AA. Some people serve less time in the military than I was in AA. Some people are married less time than I was in AA.
I instinctively knew something was wrong. But 12 years and thousands of meetings is a LONG time. I am institutionalised and I need to ‘deprogramme’.
There are some great resources and communities to help ex-steppers get their heads on straight. One of my favourites is the archived deprogramming essays from Apple. You can find them here: