- Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
- Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
- Step 7: Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
- Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
- Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
- Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
- Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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Here you will find everything you need to know about 12 Step Recovery. The Twelve step program is being used around the world for all of the things in life that create dis-ease! Browse the12steps.com for tools, books and advice.
The 12 Steps Recovery Program is used by many different cultures worldwide so we have kept this in mind when compiling the information. One persons way of following the steps is not the only way.
Soldier Billy, the site founder:
“I do not know all of the answers to the woes of the world but what I do know is that after completing the 12 steps I found peace.
If this site helps one person to find some peace of mind then it will of been worth the time and effort. Please read these pages with an open mind and maybe just one sentence may be of help to you or a loved one.”
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