Step One

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable.


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Topic for thought

This session looks at being out of control and powerless. We begin to see that we have been powerless to change our addictive behaviour no matter how hard we may have tried. We might have occasionally found short-term success, but it has never lasted. As a result, our lives have become increasingly out of control.


The Issue

The purpose of Step 1 is to enable us to step out of the shadowy world of denial and to start living in the light of truth. It is the most important step of all and is absolutely foundational to the success of this course. It is upon this step that all the other steps are built. If at a later stage we relapse, it is normally this step we have to come back to and do again. In completing this step successfully a whole new way of life will begin for each one of us.

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