Category Admitting Powerlessness and Unmanageability

Illumilud

(noun) The strikingly clear and often comical revelation that dawns upon individuals after a period of sobriety when they come to recognize the absurdly obvious nature of their powerlessness and unmanageability over alcohol; from English “Illuminate” and “Ludicrous”. Illumilud serves…

Rilvargo

(noun) The emotional and psychological resistance accompanied by feelings of shame and vulnerability when first acknowledging powerlessness and unmanageability in AA; the difficulty in letting go of control and admitting one’s limitations; the challenging and emotional process of admitting powerlessness…

Mangivese

(noun) The sense of relief and connection experienced within AA when individuals recognize that powerlessness over alcohol is a universal condition shared by many, not just themselves; the understanding that one is not alone in this struggle; the comfort and…

Razomange

(noun) The breakdown and deficiency of rationality and sound judgment caused by the unmanageability of addiction; it reflects the state of being unable to make logical decisions due to the influence of alcohol; from Spanish “razón” (reason, judgment) and Danish…

Kondizo

(noun) The chaotic and disorderly condition of life brought about by the unmanageability caused by addiction; the loss of control and the need for transformative change in recovery; from Albanian “kontrol” (control) and Maltese “diżordni” (disorder, disarray). The loss of…

Bristevie

(noun) The realization and acknowledgment of the shattered state of life due to unmanageability, serving as the poignant catalyst for embarking on the journey toward recovery and healing. It marks the pivotal moment in which individuals face the stark consequences…

Verwammi

(noun) The transformative act of acknowledging and confessing one’s vulnerability and powerlessness over alcohol. It describes the courageous step individuals take, particularly within the context of seeking support and guidance in recovery, as they openly and honestly address their struggles…

Inpokara

(noun) The resolute decision to confront one’s powerlessness over alcohol and embark on the transformative journey of sobriety and healing; from Latin “inpotentia” (powerlessness) and Turkish “kararlılık” (resolution, determination). The unwavering courage to face the truth about the destructive influence…

Meisumil

(noun) The humility and modesty cultivated through acknowledging the destructive force of alcohol and accepting one’s vulnerability to its influence; it reflects the process of recognizing limitations and seeking a new path in recovery; from Irish “meisce” (drunkenness) and Italian…

Podekesa

(noun) The realization and consciousness of one’s powerlessness over alcohol. The transformative moment in which an individual comprehends the inescapable grip of addiction and recognizes the imperative need for external help and support on the journey to recovery; from Spanish…