– The first word of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs.

We admitted we were powerless …

We. This little word says a lot about the Twelve Steps. Our addiction made us lonely. The “we” of the program makes us whole again. It makes us a member of a loving, growing group of people.

Our addiction isolated us from others. We couldn’t be honest. We felt a lot of shame. But all this is in the past. The “we” of the program helps us live outside ourselves. Now we tell each other about our pasts. We comfort each other. We try to help each other.

Affirmation for the Day

Higher Power, help me to join the we of the program. Help me to admit and accept my illness, so the healing can begin.

Action for the Day

Today, I’ll work to make the we of the program even stronger. I’ll find someone to help.


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