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The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

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Since I will be referencing various programs of recovery and relating it to sugar addiction, I will do a series of posts about these programs, starting here with a listing of the 12 steps from the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.http://www.rarebooksdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/aa.jpg

Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

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.

Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the
result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and
to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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