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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 were.

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.

 

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