The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with the permission of
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. ("AAWS'). Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps
does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from
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are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or use in any other non-A.A. context, does not
THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
- We admitted .we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to rnake amends to them all.
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
- 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.
- 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.