Long before I was able to obtain sobriety in A. A., I knew
without a doubt that alcohol was killing me, yet even with
this knowledge, I was unable to stop drinking. So, when
faced with Step One, I found it easy to admit that I lacked
the power to not drink. But was my life unmanageable?
Never! Five months after coming into A.A., I was drinking
again and wondered why.
Later on, back in A.A. and smarting
from my wounds, I learned that Step One is the only Step that
can be taken 100%. And that the only way to take it
100% is to take 100% of the Step. That was many twenty-four
hours ago and I haven't had to take Step One again.