1. I am powerless over alcohol. 2. My mind will try and convince me (out of no where) that I’m not powerless. 3. I am much happier when not drinking. 4. My mind will tell me that I’m not (after about 2 weeks without a drink). 5. Drinking has cost me… relationships, performance at work, decreased physical health and appearence, lowering of standards in my life, too much money to count, respect, and my spirituality. 6. The only thing I have gotten from alcohol (positive) are few good memories. 7. The bad memories outnumber the good by at least 5 to 1. 8. I have many triggers and need to be aware of them. 9. I will never have this disease figured out. 10. My only answer is to go to meeting often and work the program. Nothing else has worked.