Category: 12 Steps

  • Came to Believe That a Power Greater Than Ourselves Could Restore Us to Sanity

    Power Great Than Me?

    This at first seemed impossible for me, as I am an atheist.   So how could I possibly believe in a power greater than me?  In the end it was simple, however it was not easy for my hard head at that time to get there. The first part of believing was to look at this […]

  • That Our Lives Had Become Unmanageable

    This is my thoughts on the second part of the first step of AA, (first part). Was my life truly unmanageable?  Sometimes yes, sometimes no – but the longer I drunk alcohol and used drugs the more unmanageable my life became.  I didn’t come from a settled background, something that seems typical of a lot […]

  • We Admitted We Were Powerless Over Alcohol

    not powerless

    I like to think of the first step of Alcoholics Anonymous as having two parts.  For me admitting that I am powerless over alcohol and then admitting that my life is unmanageable were much easier when one came after the other. A lot is made in meetings of AA about powerlessness – however the word […]

  • The First Step of Alcoholics Anonymous

    First Step to staying sober

    In the beginning at Alcoholics Anonymous admitting that I was powerless over alcohol was easy. I could see all the times that I had tried to stop drinking alcohol and failed. One particular moments comes to mind that reminds of this issue. This event is more than twenty years ago and is still clear in […]