The Addiction Waltz
The pattern of relapse for people who fail to cross the threshold into recovery proper is know as “The Waltz” : 1, 2, 3, relapse... 1, 2, 3, relapse... 1, 2, 3, relapse.
The AA Waltz
Crossing the Threshold into Recovery
Many people in 12 step programs do The Waltz, never finding the courage to cross the threshold to Step 4. Fear drives them back repeatedly, many suffering greater levels of depression, some to the gate of insanity or death.
The AA Waltz is an exhausting way to dance through the valley of death into insanity.