Countless times I have tried getting sober and tried holding onto my broken past and have had bad results. Things like old friends, old places, old habbits, broken relationships and old ideas. These idea of the importance of these things had to be smashed. The willingness to let this all go came through my struggles and failures to keep them. All these things for me hindered growth and forward movement. It was tough because it was all I really knew and as an addict it is was extremely hard for me to be uncomfortable, being fear driven my whole life. But letting go of these things gave me a chance to build from the bottom. Build new friendships, relationships, ideas, and most of all a relationship with god.