I thought I was smarter than everybody else. I also thought I was worse than everybody else and lower because my mom and dad when I was little and my dad was an alcoholic. Drugs seemed like magic potions. Alcohol seemed like instant friendship sauce. Instead, all they did was totally cause me to isolate and make me insane.
Working on the steps is crucial in maintaining a high quality of sobriety. Reading the text and answering the questions really make you look at yourself and life in a deeply enlightened way. It really works!