The alcoholic of previous generations were generally perceived as weak, middle-aged men. They were viewed as being homeless, sleeping in alley ways, begging for change at street corners. Their clothes were filthy and smelled of urine, the remnants of earlier purging still evident on their clothes. Upon entering recovery, prior generations benefitted greatly from the information and instructions they received by those that came before them. All the same reasons the alcoholic of prior generations began and continued drinking and using other drugs are the same reasons this new generation began drinking and using other drugs continuously. The program of recovery has not changed over the years. It is the same today as it was yesterday. Unfortunately, there seem to be too many misinformed alcoholics that believe sobriety equals recovery and sobriety becomes the focus. This way of believing is crippling, devastating, and fatal. It diminishes the alcoholics/addicts’ ability to receive the full benefits that each step offers.