Step One: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.”
Featured Quote: “We know that little good can come to any alcoholic who joins A.A. unless he has first accepted his devastating weakness and all its consequences. Until he so humbles himself, his sobriety—if any—will be precarious. Of real happiness he will find none at all.” – pp. 21-22
The Principles in Step 12: The discipline of surrender The virtues of humility, willingness, open-mindedness, honesty, acceptance
For a full discussion of this Step, see Practice These Principles, Step 1.