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“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” My name is Robert and I am an alcoholic. Step one is the admission of complete defeat to this disease, which has been a challenge for most of us, as I know it was for me. I went through 8 or 9 30-day relapses and eventually stayed sober for 5 1/2 years. I went through the motions of the steps, but had not been truly able to take the first step seriously until I hit bottom during my last 3 year run. Three years of skin color changing, liver killing and kidney suffered drinking led to my surrender.