I published a blog post last year about my experience at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, about the bravery displayed by the people I encountered, and about the bravery of the person I accompanied. I called her “Jane” in the blog, but her actual name is Becka. The first step in AA’s 12-step recovery process is to admit you are powerless over alcohol—that your life has become unmanageable. Becka made that admission on Facebook, just days after attending her first meeting. Not only did she publicly acknowledge her struggles, she also encouraged anyone else struggling to seek help.