The AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
12 Step program to recovery.
1. We admitted we were powerless
over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. We came to believe that
a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. We made a decision to
turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. We made a searching and
fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. We admitted to God, to
ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. We were entirely ready
to allow God to remove all these defects of character.
7. We humbly ask Him to remove
8. We made a list of all
persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to all.
9. We made direct amends
to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them
10. We continued to take
personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. We sought through prayer
and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood
Him, praying for the knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry
12. Having had a spiritual
awakening as as result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to
alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
This program leads up to
the final step of a spiritual awakening so strong that a reformed alcoholic
can help another alcoholic.
Dr. McAll states that similar
is the awakening from spirit control, and that we should continue to
love the dead for whom we have prayed, even after the communion, as well
as continue praying for the living we have love towards. They are, after
all, alive, just on a different plane of existence.....back
to Alcoholics Anonymous