THE TWELVE STEPS
We have adopted the 12-Step recovery program from Alcoholics
Anonymous with minor changes. We use them to help identify and change
unwanted Adult Children characteristics. Here are the 12 Steps ...
- We admitted we were powerless over the effects of addiction
- that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe a Power greater than ourselves could
restore us to wholeness.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to
the care of God as we understood God.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Admitted to 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 behavior.
- Humbly asked God to help us remove our shortcomings.
- 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 others.
- 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
Gods will for us and the power to carry that out.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these
steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice
these principles in all our affairs.
... 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.
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