The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

 

   Step One

         "We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol-that

         our lives had become unmanageable."

 

   Step Two

         "Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves

         could restore us to sanity."

 

    Step Three

         "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to

         the care of God as we understood Him." 

 

    Step Four

         "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of

         ourselves."

 

    Step Five

          "Admitted to God, to ourselves, and another human

         being the exact nature of our wrongs."

 

    Step Six

          "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these

         defects of character."

 

    Step Seven

          "Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings."

 

    Step Eight

          "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became

          willing to make amends to them all."

 

    Step Nine

           "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible,

          except when to do so would injure them or others."

 

    Step Ten

           "Continued to take personal inventory and when we

           were wrong promptly admitted it."

 

    Step Eleven

           "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our

           conscious contact with God as we understood Him,

           praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the

           power to carry that out."

 

    Step Twelve

           "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of

           these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics

           and to practice these principles in all our affairs."

 

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