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					THE 12 STEPS
               STEP I

   WE ADMITTED WE WERE POWERLESS

    OVER GAMBLING – THAT OUR LIVES

   HAD BECOME UNMANAGEABLE.
          GOAL - STEP 1

   AWARENESS ; RECOGNITION OF LOSS
                OF CONTROL

REDUCE DENIAL ; FACE REALITY

ACCEPTANCE OF POWERLESSNESS
               STEP 2

   CAME TO BELIEVE THAT A POWER

    GREATER THAN OURSELVES COULD

    RESTORE US TO A NORMAL WAY OF

    THINKING AND LIVING.
          GOAL - STEP 2

   ASK FOR HELP.

   HOPE AND TRUST.

   OPEN MIND.

   NO LONGER ALONE - BELONGING.
               STEP 3

   MADE A DECISION TO TURN OUR WILL

   AND OUR LIVES OVER TO THE CARE OF

   THIS POWER OF OUR OWN

   UNDERSTANDING.
           GOAL - STEP 3

   MAKE DECISION DAILY TO ASK FOR
    HELP.

   LET GO OF SELF – WILL ; OF NEED TO
    CONTROL.

   AVAIL OF GREATER WISDOM.
               STEP 4

   MADE A SEARCHING AND FEARLESS

   MORAL AND FINANCIAL INVENTORY

   OF OURSELVES.
          GOAL : STEP 4


   HONESTY WITH SELF.

   SELF KNOWLEDGE : WHO AM I ?

   MY LIFE STORY
               STEP 5

   ADMITTED TO OURSELVES AND TO

   ANOTHER HUMAN BEING THE EXACT

   NATURE OF OUR WRONGS.
           GOAL : STEP 5
   OWN AND ACKNOWLEDGE WHO I AM.

   LET GO NEGATIVITY FROM THE PAST.

   RID SENSE OF ISOLATION.

   BEGIN TRUE RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF
    AND OTHERS.
               STEP 6

   WERE ENTIRELY READY TO HAVE

    THESE DEFECTS OF CHARACTER

    REMOVED.
          GOAL : STEP 6

   IDENTIFY BLOCKS TO RECOVERY.

   CHARACTER RECONSTRUCTION.

INCREASE ASSETS ; REDUCE LIABILITIES.
              STEP 7

   HUMBLY ASKED GOD (OF OUR

    UNDERSTANDING) TO REMOVE OUR

    SHORTCOMINGS.
           GOAL STEP 7

   PLAN OF ACTION.

   PRIORITISE MAIN SHORTCOMINGS.

   ASK FOR HELP.
                STEP 8

   MADE A LIST OF ALL PERSONS WE HAD

    HARMED AND BECAME WILLING TO

    MAKE AMENDS TO THEM ALL.
           GOAL : STEP 8

   RESTORE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS.

   PREPARE FOR CHANGE.

   LIST : PEOPLE EFFECTED; DAMAGE
    DONE – PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL,
    MENTAL, SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL,
    FINANCIAL.
                 STEP 9

   MADE DIRECT AMENDS TO SUCH

   PEOPLE WHEREVER POSSIBLE, EXCEPT

   WHEN TO DO SO WOULD INJURE THEM

   OR OTHERS.
           GOAL STEP 9

   BEGIN TO RE-BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.

   MAKE AMENDS – NOT JUST APOLOGY.

   ACT HONESTLY – STOP HIDING.
              STEP 10

   CONTINUED TO TAKE PERSONAL

    INVENTORY AND WHEN WE WERE

    WRONG, PROMPTLY ADMITTED IT.
          GOAL : STEP 10

   REGULAR MAINTENANCE

   EVERYDAY SPOT – CHECK

   PROMPTLY DEAL WITH MISTAKES.
                   STEP 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.
           GOAL : STEP 11

   STILLNESS : SLOW DOWN, FOCUS,

   LIVE IN THE NOW

   INVOKE WISDOM AND HELP FROM
    GOD OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING
                STEP 12

   HAVING MADE AN EFFORT TO

    PRACTICE THESE   PRINCIPLES IN ALL

    OUR AFFAIRS, WE TRIED TO CARRY

    THIS MESSAGE TO OTHER COMPULSIVE

    GAMBLERS.
          GOAL STEP 12

   REACH OUT TO OTHERS

   CARRY THE MESSAGE

   LIVE BY THE PROGRAMME

   ONE DAY AT A TIME

				
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