Humility First

We the intellectual self-sufficient found many in Alcoholics Anonymous who once thought as we did. They helped us to get down to our right size. By their example, they showed us that humility and intellect could be compatible, provided we placed humility first. When we began to do that, we received the gift of faith, a faith -which works. This is a faith for you too.

From – The AA book 12 Steps and 12 Traditions (pp 30).

Related Reading:

The Big Book   of Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book, 4th Edition
I Need To Stop Drinking!
Molecular Neurobiology of Addiction Recovery: The 12 Steps Program and Fellowship (SpringerBriefs in Neuroscience)