Posted by: RealisticRecovery | February 1, 2009

Some Step 1 Definitions

Original Step 1:

1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.

Admit:

–verb (used with object)
4.     to permit; allow.
5.     to allow or concede as valid: to admit the force of an argument.
6.     to acknowledge; confess: He admitted his guilt.
7.     to grant in argument; concede: The fact is admitted.

Powerless:

–adjective
1.     unable to produce an effect: a disease against which modern medicine is virtually powerless.
2.     lacking power to act; helpless: His legs crumpled, and he was powerless to rise.

Umanageable:

adj.

Difficult or impossible to manage, as:
a. Not submitting to discipline; unruly: an unmanageable child.
un·man’age·a·bil’i·ty n., un·man’age·a·bly adv.

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