God confronts our denial
Step 1: We admitted that we were powerless over our problems—that our lives had become unmanageable.
In recovery God confronts us directly with our sins, and calls us to acknowledge them. Addiction and compulsion leads to denial, and ,while we refuse to admit our sins and failures there is no hope for successful recovery.
We can receive help only after we have recognized that we have sinned. As long as we think we are all right, God cannot help us Life Recovery Bible pg1190