TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
The following twelve points are set out in a book called Alcoholics
Anonymous which was written and based on the experience of
the first 100 members of that movement in America.
1 We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol and that we could
not manage our own lives.
2 We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could
make us sane again.
3 We decided to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of
God as we understood him.
4 We made a true and detailed list of the sort of people we really
5 We admitted to ourselves, to God and to another trusted person
where exactly things had gone wrong in our lives.
6 We were ready to let God remove all these wrong things.
7 We asked Him to remove all the bad things in our characters.
8 We made a list of all the people we had done bad things to and
became willing to put things right with all these people.
9 We put things right with these people, except where it would
hurt them or others.
10 Continued to keep a detailed list of what we did and quickly
admitted when we were wrong.
11 Tried through prayer and quietness to increase our contact with
God as we understood him, to know what he wanted us to do and for
the power to do it.
12 We tried to carry this message to other alcoholics and to carry
out these principles in everything we did.