The 12 Steps

Descriptions of working the 12 steps. Share your questions and answers about what works for you. 

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  1. Steps Overall

    This is where you can talk about working the steps in general

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  2. Step 1

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable

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  3. Step 2

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

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  4. Step 3

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God

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  5. Step 4

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves

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  6. Step 5

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

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  7. Step 6

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

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  8. Step 7

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 7 - Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings

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  9. Step 8

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all

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  10. Step 9

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others

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  11. Step 10

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it

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  12. Step 11

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 11 - 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 the power to carry that out

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  13. Step 12

    Share questions, thoughts and experiences about Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs

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