How Quickly Should I Finish my Stepwork?



For those entering the rooms of 12 step recovery for the first time, you are likely being inundated with all sorts of advice regarding the pace of your stepwork. There are a few schools of thought on the appropriate speed at which you should work your steps, with those in AA preferring rapid stepwork while NA members tend to work more slowly on their steps. Ultimately, the speed at which you work through the 12 steps should depend on a few factors specific to your situation.


Until we complete our stepwork, our substance abuse disorder is considered an untreated illness, primed to rear its ugly head at the first sign of provocation. Hopefully you have successfully established a safe, stable environment in which to thrive in early recovery, If this is not the case and you find yourself facing stressful situations on a regular basis, you would be well-served by completing your steps expediently in order to remove as many psychological and emotional burdens as possible. Working through the resentments and guilty feeli