The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous - DOC

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					                      The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Step One
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become
unmanageable

Step Two
Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

Step Three
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood
him

Step Four
Made a searching fearless moral inventory of ourselves

Step Five
Admitted to god to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our
wrongs

Step Six
Were entirely ready to have god remove all these defects of character

Step Seven
Humbly asked him to remove our short comings

Step Eight
Made a list of all persons we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all

Step Nine
Made direct amends to such people whenever p0ossible except when to do so would
injure them or others

Step Ten
Continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admit it

Step Eleven
Sort through prayer and meditation to improve our conscience contact with god as we
understood him. Preying only of knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that
out.

Step twelve
Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry the
message to the alcoholic and to practice these principals in all our affairs.

Many of us have exclaimed what an order I cannot go through with it! Do not be discouraged. No one amongst
us has been able to maintain anything like these principals. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing
to grow along spiritual line. The principal we have set down are guidelines to progress. We claim spiritual
progress rather than spiritual perfection.




Revision Date: 07/06/2005
Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic and our personal adventures before and after
make clear three pertinent ideas.

A        we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives
B        Probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism
C        god could and would if he were sought.




Revision Date: 07/06/2005

				
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