Yes, much agreed:avaneesh912 wrote:... a Doctor who saw in his own eyes the devastation alcohol can cause and was a key person to talk about the phenomenon of craving, the obsession (1st part of step1) and the spiritual malady (2nd half of Step1).
"The doctor's theory that we have an allergy to alcohol interests us. As laymen, our opinion as to its soundness may, of course, mean little. But as ex-problem drinkers, we can say that his explanation makes good sense. It explains many things for which we cannot otherwise account." (Bill's comment in "The Doctor's Opinion")
And as to "Part Two" of Step One, I was greatly helped by the insight offered at "(a)" on page 60:
"(a) That we ... could not manage our own lives."
But since I know some folks who refuse to see Step One as having two parts, I sometimes simply speak of the first "part" as being a symptom of the second ...
"After all, our problems were of our own making. Bottles were only a symbol." (page 103)