Overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol is beyond an addict’s power. 12 Steps and 12 Traditions says, “All you really need is a truly open mind.” Willingness to open up and do something different are some of the first actions the addict should put into practice, and can access a Higher Power by their willingness to try something different. A true personality change causes people to change something inside themselves in order to overcome their addiction. Paul Thim explains how MARR puts these spiritual principles into practice.