(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 “poder” (power, ability) and Indonesian “kesadaran” (consciousness, awareness).

Podekesa portrays the pivotal shift in awareness where we acknowledge the limitations of self-reliance in overcoming the challenges of addiction. It awakens the humility to seek assistance, embrace a network of support, and foster a collaborative approach to healing. Podekesa is the first step toward a path where shared strength and mutual support replace isolation, paving the way for a more resilient and sustainable recovery journey.