1. We admitted that we were powerless over crystal meth and our lives had become unmanageable.
With Step 1, we admit that we can’t control crystal meth or its affect on us (ie. we can’t use just a little; we make dangerous decisions) and we put using it ahead of everything else — food, hygiene, work, health, finances, loved ones, a home, etc.
2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
In Step 2, we get hope. We admit that we can’t quit on our own; that we need help from something greater than ourselves.
Sanity = The opposite of insanity. Insanity = Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. With addiction, sanity usually means doing something different, new, positive and healthy.
3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a God of our understanding.
“A God of our understanding” is often called a “Higher Power.” You choose your Higher Power. It doesn’t have to be “God.” For many people it’s CMA program, the fellowship, nature, art, music — but, it cannot be you or the drug(s).
“Of our understanding” means it’s what we understand now. We don’t have to get what “God” is right now; just be willing, open-minded to your “Higher Power'”s guidance.