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Powerless…Might As Well Admit It

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by Bill

Before we first got into recovery, most of us had some realization of our powerlessness.  If addiction were merely something we could turn on and off — well, it wouldn’t be addiction, would it?  But what is powerlessness, really?  What do I mean — what did Bill Wilson mean — when he came up with the idea?

I think in order to clarify this point, we have to distinguish between active addiction and recovery. Continue reading