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Old 05-22-2022, 09:48 AM
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Lack of Power

If a mere code of morals or a better philosophy of life were sufficient to overcome alcoholism, many of us would have recovered long ago. But we found that such codes and philosophies did not save us, no matter how much we tried. We could wish to be moral, we
could wish to be philosophically comforted, in fact, we could will these things with all our might, but the needed power wasnít there. Our human resources, as marshaled by the will, were not sufficient; they failed utterly. We Agnostics, pages 44,45 BB




I knew better, I was raised right, yet still sank deeper and deeper into alcoholism. My behavior filled me with self-loathing. I would come to overwhelmed with guilt, remorse, and shame only to repeat it a few hours later.



Lack of power was my dilemma.
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I believe that many of us have felt the same way, John.

Sobriety and true recovery offer an exponentially better way.

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Welcome to an encouraging place, John. We are so glad you're here.
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When you finally believe you DO have a choice, and you DO have POWER, you will be free.

We believe in you.

Choose to put it down, forever now.
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Old 05-22-2022, 03:26 PM
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I believe that many of us have felt the same way, John.

Sobriety and true recovery offer an exponentially better way.

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Thanks, I'm so glad I found this forum
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Thanks, I'm so glad I found this forum
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Welcome to SR, John. We all have the power within us to stop. There is a much better life waiting for you, hang around here and we will help you.
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Welcome to SR, John. We all have the power within us to stop. There is a much better life waiting for you, hang around here and we will help you.
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It was critical for me to realize I was powerless over alcohol: if I pick up a drink I can't stop. I do have the power to choose to go to a meeting or go to a bar, to pick up the phone and call another alcoholic or drink. When I drank I never had the power of choice.
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