Thursday, September 20, 2007

12 Steps Program from AA

The 12 Steps program provided by AA (Alcoholic Anonymous) is basically a practical program intended for accessing spiritual power by managing day-to-day human life and experience. This program is universally accepted as a part of spiritual therapy provided to the addict clients. Here are the steps, as it is in AA program:

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol --- that 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 will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

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 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 wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued 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 as we understood Him, praying only for His will for us and the power to carry that our.

12. Having had a Spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other co-dependents, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Originally published in on 24th September, 2006 19:38

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