Today, I take the time to reflect on the First Step and how it applies to my life. I have often heard in the rooms that the First Step is the most important — and the only one that must be worked to perfection. As the old saying goes — “this ain’t my first time at the rodeo” as far as trying to recover by working Steps is concerned. Given that my prior attempts have been unsuccessful in terms of achieving long-term sobriety, I now believe that the importance of the First Step is not underestimated.
Step One: We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction — that our lives had become unmanageable.
It is said that the First Step is the most important of all because it is only when it has been accepted as true for the individual that recovery may begin. Drawing on the wisdom of recovery literature, this article will provide a general overview of the First Step.