1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable. Alcoholic's Anonymous is a well-known, non-profit organization with a distinguished twelve step program to recovery. These steps include admitting your problem; believing your sanity can be restored; deciding to turn your life over to the care of a higher power; making a moral inventory of yourself; admitting to a higher power, yourself, and another human being the exact nature of your wrongs; being ready for a higher power to remove all these defects; asking the higher power to remove your shortcomings; making a list of all the people you harmed and being willing to make amends with them; making direct amends to these people wherever possible; continuing taking personal inventory and admitting when you are wrong; seeking knowledge of a higher power's will for you; and having a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps. By following these twelve steps, AA believes you will be able to recover from your alcoholism. Of these twelve steps, the very first step is without a doubt the most important. Without completing the
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Twelve-step program, Higher Power, AA meeting, profound emotional change