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Being powerless?



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    Anonymous

    I am new here but thought I might jump in.

    I always find it humorous when we humans must label everything or define everything. The word powerless is individual. What is powerless to you as a person?

    For me the evening when I drink one beer after another until I fall into bed is powerless. It doesn’t mean that the next night if I only drink 3 beers that I have power. I have the same powerlessness because I will do it again.

    For me it is also not about controlling my drinking or not. It is finding out why I drink as well as admitting that I should stop the drinking.

    I will only find any sense of power if I figure out why I drink. What in my emotional make-up is causing the behavior. And even then I will have no power over the drink but the awareness to make better choices.



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    Anonymous

    nc2nh: For me the evening when I drink one beer after another until I fall into bed is powerless. It doesn’t mean that the next night if I only drink 3 beers that I have power. I have the same powerlessness because I will do it again.

    For me it is also not about controlling my drinking or not. It is finding out why I drink as well as admitting that I should stop the drinking.

    I will only find any sense of power if I figure out why I drink. What in my emotional make-up is causing the behavior. And even then I will have no power over the drink but the awareness to make better choices.

    Did it ever occur to you that knowing “why you drink” and “admitting that you should stop drinking” won’t solve your drinking problem? Did it ever occur to you that “figuring out your emotional make up” will not provide you with the awareness to make better choices? “Self-knowledge” and “willpower” are not the solution to alcoholism.
    Susan



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    Anonymous

    Great thread. Thanks for the read.

    I suscribe to an “all of the above” powerlessness now. Taking Step 1 again this past Feb. I really meditated on the continual presence of the apparent fact I’m “maladjusted to life” and more than likely an “outright mental defective”.



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