THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives
had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could
restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the
care of God as we understood Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being
the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing
to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except
when, to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong
promptly admitted it.
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.
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.
The Twelve Steps are reprinted and adapted with permission of
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (A.A.W.S.) Permission to reprint and
adapt the Twelve Steps does not mean that A.A.W.S. has reviewed or approved the
contents of this publication, or that A.A.W.S. necessarily agrees with the
views expressed herein. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only -
use of the Twelve Steps in connection with programs and activities which are
patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or in any other
non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.