We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol/our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.
The healing process begins with the First Step. Step 1 requires us to ask ourselves some serious questions. Are we sure we want to stop drinking and drugging? Have we been able to stop on our own? Do we realize we have no control over drugs and alcohol, when as a matter of fact, they control us? Have we been dishonest, deceitful, and acted on our self-will to continue our addiction or hide it from others? Have we been at odds with our own values and goals in life? Are we open to (or even aware of) the possibility that the circumstances of our lives and the way we feel can dramatically improve through a life of sobriety and with the support of others on a similar journey?