Step 1 Alcoholics Anonymous Explained And Worksheet: Step One: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable” must be embraced fully before we can move forward. https://youtu.be/xHwtsk2GzeE
Link to Full Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps Program: http://sobercoach1.com/12-steps/
When first challenged to admit defeat in the face of alcoholism, most of us revolt. We become stiff-necked, denying perhaps that we have the disease, or believing that willpower alone will help us beat this disease. It took me 27 years and five relapses to understand that alcohol had defeated me, that I was powerless in its grasp. That I suffered from a physical disease and mental obsession that was out of my control, for the physical craving for a drink did not ever abate and my obsession was unbeatable. I exhausted myself over the course of five relapses, until I finally admitted my powerlessness. Only then, could I undertake the 12 Step work – which is painful to begin, but once begun, leads to liberation and the courage to stay sober.
You may recognize some feelings that you have that indicate your life is unmanageable. You may have serious regrets about your behavior when drinking. When you are not drunk, you may understand that you have seriously damaged relationships with those you love. You may experience feelings of depression, self-pity, uselessness; perhaps you don’t trust anyone, including yourself. You may use every possible excuse to drink alcohol: You need it to escape boredom, loneliness, unhappiness. And if you put drinking ahead of everything – including the health of your closest personal relationships, you need help, immediately.
The accompanying worksheet will give you a chance to lay out your feelings and take an inventory of the actions you’ve taken in your life to help you understand the full extent of the damage this disease has wrought. Don’t be surprised if you shudder as you read the questions and hesitate before you begin to answer them, but Step One absolutely requires our admission that our lives have become unmanageable. Only when you have this personal realization and quit drinking can you move on to the remaining eleven Steps – because no one who continues to drink could possibly take them on.
Step 1 Alcoholics Anonymous Explained And Worksheet: https://youtu.be/xHwtsk2GzeE