Aug 03: Step One

Step One

Upon arriving to AA, I was done drinking and wanted to find help around the tables. I was surprised to discover how often I identified with the men and women in the fellowship. It took a few months to completely accept powerlessness over alcohol.

I remember the day, time, and location where my head and my heart met. My sponsor asked me, “Nicole, have you completely accepted that are powerless over alcohol?” Having a belief in a God of my understanding did not help me to sober up. It took reaching that moment where I heard the little voice say “it’s time” before seeking out help. It was only then that I was willing to allow God to do for me what I couldn’t do for myself.

Have you conceded to your innermost self that you were alcoholic? If so, how did you lose the obsession over alcohol?