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Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol or a mind-altering substance – that our lives had become unmanageable.

People often refer to step 1 as the most important. The fact remains, if you have not taken any step in its entirety, you will fail. Miss one, you miss them all. Another critical requirement is you need to be committed to lifelong progress and honestly dedicated to that ideal. “because we honestly wanted to,Continue reading “Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol or a mind-altering substance – that our lives had become unmanageable.”

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Disclaimer This blog will be of use to those afflicted/suffering from drug or alcohol dependency/addiction. This is a non-profit site. Money is paid to ensure that advertisements are not displayed. The author offers his experience and help free of charge to those who want and need it. He does that because someone gave their timeContinue reading “Meet the Author and More”

Step 2. Came to believe a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

In the previous post when describing Roland Hazzard’s interaction with Carl Jung, and Bill’s “Lobby Moment” we were introduced to the concept of step 2 (Anonymous 1939 pp 26-27; pp 153-154). Prior to proceeding, it is suggested that you read and fully understand step 1. When faced with step 2, people often encounter conflict. ItsContinue reading “Step 2. Came to believe a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”

Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understood him.

There are many that play mental gymnastics with this step. They insist that it is just making a decision, no action required. However, in the big book, it is plain that people are actually handing their will and their lives over to God and thus: “if honestly and humbly made…” “…voicing it without reservation…” “…anContinue reading “Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understood him.”


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