The 12 Steps

1

Admitted we were powerless
over our destructive behaviors
and our lives had become unmanageable.

2

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

3

Made a decision
to turn our lives and our wills
over to the care of God.

4

Made a searching
and fearless
moral inventory of ourselves.

5

Admitted to God, to ourselves,
and to another human being
the exact nature of our wrongs.

6

Were entirely ready
to have God remove
all these defects of character.

7

Humbly
asked Him
to remove all our shortcomings.

8

Made a list
of all persons we had harmed
and became willing
to make amends to them all.

9

Made direct amends
to such people whenever possible,
except when to do so would injure them or others.

10

Continue to take personal inventory
and when we were wrong,
promptly admitted it.

11

Sought through prayer and meditation<
to improve our conscious contact with God,
praying for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12

Having had a spiritual experience
as the result of these steps,
we try to carry this message to others
and practice these principles in all our affairs.