The 12 Steps to Recovery

The 12 Steps to Recovery.

 Step 1: We admit we are powerless over our addiction and that our lives have become unmanageable.

 Step 2: We come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.

 Step 3: We make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a higher being as we understand them.

 Step 4: We make a searching and fearless inventory of ourselves.

 Step 5: We admit to our higher power, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step 6: We are entirely ready to have our higher power remove all our defects of our character.

Step 7: We humbly ask our higher power to remove our shortcomings.

Step 8: We make a list of all persons we have harmed and become willing to make amends to them all.

 Step 9: We make direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure others.

Step 10: We continue to take the personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admit it.

 Step 11: We seek through prayer, talking and meditation to improve our conscious contact with our higher power.

 Step 12: We have a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps.  We try to carry this message to other addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.Image