A solid foundation is absolutely essential to recovery. That, to me means working the Steps and incorporating the Spiritual Principles into my life. I am grateful for the Big Book with it’s practical approach to this complicated disease called alcoholism. There are a vast number of sober alcoholics who have arrived at sobriety via A.A. The Program continues to grow as more and more people are coming to understand that help is needed in order to release the grip that King Alcohol has on them. The Steps and Spiritual Principles guide my behavior as I work towards recovery. There is so much more to the Program than just the Steps – but I want never to forget the solid foundation I have as the result of working the Steps on a daily basis.