Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
IF THE First Step is a measure of our despair, the Second is a measure of our hope. The First Step is the admission and acceptance of our defeat--total, absolute defeat. With all our resources, we can't stay sober; with the best intentions and with the utmost determination, we still find our lives crashing down around our heads. Indeed, we are powerless over alcohol, and our lives are unmanageable.
But if we are powerless over alcohol, then who or what will keep us sober? And if we cannot manage our own lives, then who or what will guide us, help us return to some sort of rational... Login to read more
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