The Twelve Steps of Recovery from Alcoholism The Twelve Steps of Recovery from Alcoholism The Twelve Steps of Recovery from Alcoholism
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1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. 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. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 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.

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

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. 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 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. 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. 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. 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. 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 wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever 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. 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. 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 understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. 11. 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. 11. 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.
12. 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. 12. 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. 12. 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.



Principles Of Recovery: Principles Of Recovery: Principles Of Recovery:
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 1) Surrender    7) Humility  1) Surrender    7) Humility  1) Surrender    7) Humility
 2) Hope    8) Reflection  2) Hope    8) Reflection  2) Hope    8) Reflection
 3) Commitment    9) Amendment  3) Commitment    9) Amendment  3) Commitment    9) Amendment
 4) Honesty  10) Vigilance  4) Honesty  10) Vigilance  4) Honesty  10) Vigilance
 5) Truth  11) Attunement  5) Truth  11) Attunement  5) Truth  11) Attunement
 6) Willingness  12) Service  6) Willingness  12) Service  6) Willingness  12) Service




the Magnificent SEVEN things we MUST do for quality sobriety! the Magnificent SEVEN things we MUST do for quality sobriety! the Magnificent SEVEN things we MUST do for quality sobriety!
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1. Don't DRINK! (or follow drug maintenance plans) 1. Don't DRINK! (or follow drug maintenance plans) 1. Don't DRINK! (or follow drug maintenance plans)
2. Go to Meetings (and learn from those solving your problems) 2. Go to Meetings (and learn from those solving your problems) 2. Go to Meetings (and learn from those solving your problems)
3. Follow direction (like a Sponsor)  3. Follow direction (like a Sponsor)  3. Follow direction (like a Sponsor) 
4. Study the Big Book (Get it. Read it, and study it. The 12x12 helps, too) 4. Study the Big Book (Get it. Read it, and study it. The 12x12 helps, too) 4. Study the Big Book (Get it. Read it, and study it. The 12x12 helps, too)
5. Take the 12 steps ( Uncover, discover, and discard. Remove guilt through amendment. Allow the steps to transform you. ) 5. Take the 12 steps ( Uncover, discover, and discard. Remove guilt through amendment. Allow the steps to transform you. ) 5. Take the 12 steps ( Uncover, discover, and discard. Remove guilt through amendment. Allow the steps to transform you. )
6. Pray (as a minimum - upon arising, retiring and eating. God has a plan for you.  Find it.  Follow it.) 6. Pray (as a minimum - upon arising, retiring and eating. God has a plan for you.  Find it.  Follow it.) 6. Pray (as a minimum - upon arising, retiring and eating. God has a plan for you.  Find it.  Follow it.)
7. Be of service (in AA, at home, at work and in your neighborhood.) 7. Be of service (in AA, at home, at work and in your neighborhood.) 7. Be of service (in AA, at home, at work and in your neighborhood.)