The Twelve Steps

1. “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had
become unmanageable.”

2. “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore
us to sanity.”

3. “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of
God as we understood Him.”

4. “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”

5. “Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being, the
exact nature of our wrongs.”

6. “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of
character.”

7. “Humbly ask Him to remove our shortcomings.”

8. “Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing
to make amends to them all.”

9. “Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except
when to do so would injure them or others.”

10. “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong
promptly admitted it.”

11. “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious
contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for
knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”

12. “ Having had a spiritual awakening as a 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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