I realized this weekend just how important these two words are when in recovery. When we realize we need help, we put our trust in complete strangers that they will guide us through the abyss, based solely on their word that they know the way. We trust them with our damaged selves, and hope that they will trust in us that we really do need their help. No one in my close circle of friends from AA has ever seen me drunk, nor I them. Yet we trust one another that we are all there for the right reasons.