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Turning the TV Off
He had to come to realize that unlike his heroes on the tube, he wasn't going to be able to drink casually
Step One is the first step for an extremely good reason. You cannot satisfactorily work the other Steps and be free of alcohol until you completely and freely accept Step One. Then with the help of God you can start on the recovery road and stay on that road.
Just ask me. I wasted six years trying not to drink but drinking and not accepting Step One. When I was growing up in the 1950s, every television detective had his favorite watering hole. Some will remember Peter Gunn and his favorite bar "Mothers." When he walked in, everyone would greet him so alcohol meant friendship. It was...
Bewildered and Bedeviled
He couldn't understand why he couldn't stop drinking
A Story of the Steps
An AA tells of his experience in doing the Steps over the years
He surrendered his life to alcohol but found hope in AA
Practicing These Principles
A member asks himself each day if he is practicing all Twelve Steps