we were powerless over the effects of addiction - that
our lives had become
believe that a Power greater than ourselves could
restore us to wholeness.
decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care
of God as we understand God.
searching a fearless moral inventory of
God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact
nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to work
in partnership with God
to remove our ineffective behaviour.
Humbly asked God to help us remove our
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became
willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people whenever possible,
except when to do so would injure them or
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 God,
praying only for knowledge of God's will for us
and for the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of
these steps, we tried to carry this message to others,
and to practice these principles in all our
All journeys begin with the first step. It is with a
compassionate understanding of your suffering that we urge you to
begin a recovery process. Through the reliance on our spiritual
program, and using a God, as you understand God, you too can begin
to change, starting from this moment on.