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