Hitting bottom occurs when we can no longer lie to ourselves.
That is a first Step. Once such an understanding occurs, an addict feels the novelty and purity of humility, and it cleanses them. Until this has occurred, no addict will be able to recover and effect real and lasting change. The humility of feeling powerless over drugs and alcohol is truly the best thing that can happen to a drug addict or an alcoholic.
When we stop lying to ourselves, it is the long end to being a phony. Thus, the better you want to get, the more open and honest you will become. So let it out, admit the truth about yourself, trust in God, serve others, and you will find freedom.
Getting better occurs when we can no longer lie to others.