Step One

by Bill Wigmore We admitted we were powerless over alcohol (drugs) — that our lives had become unmanageable. You’ve no doubt heard the oft-quoted Chinese expression, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” To those of us working a...

Video: Acceptance of Powerlessness

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDajsNaIE8g”] Being an addict in recovery can be a beautiful experience. First though, we all need to fully accept that we are addicts. As long as we have a part of us that wants to try to prove that we are...

Perspective: Every Journey Begins With a Single Step

by Jeff C. (Sullivan 2014) If Step One begins with the admission of mental obsession then I’m there. I can see mental obsession in all aspects of my life, not just alcohol. That blueberry scone that was beside me, I had good intentions when I bought it. I asked for...

Taking Step One

“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.” Suggested Reading for Step One: Big Book: • The Doctor’s Opinion • Chapter 3, More About Alcoholism 12 & 12: • Step 1   As we take Step 1, we...