A recent arrival at the school is still coming to terms with being here and not yet engaged with the program. Other students, charmed by her at first, are seeing her other side: disrespectful, defiant and mean. Confronted on these behaviors, she has promised to do better but her impulses continue to win out. "What about using the Steps? What about a higher power?" someone asked.
"I haven't seen proof that the program works," she answered. Immediately a dozen hands shot up around the table. One after another students shared dramatic stories of recovery from among the staff, alumni, one another, and themselves. We believe the 12 Steps are a way of life, and the proof of their working is all around this young woman. Overwhelmed by the reaction, she is now taking steps to change.