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 12 Steps as a  Path to Enlightenment: How the Buddha Works the Steps
The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps
Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism
If You Loved Me, You'd Stop! What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much