the tweLve sTePs of recoVery
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Step One – Be Honest
We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step Two – Have Faith
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step Three – Trust
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step Four – Insight
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step Five – Integrity
Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step Six – Acceptance
Were entirely ready to have God remove these defects of character.
Step Seven – Be Humble
Humbly asked Him to remove our short comings.
Step Eight – Willpower
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step Nine – Forgiveness
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step Ten – Balance
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step Eleven – Accomplishments
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 – New Lifestyle
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.