1. We admitted we were powerful beings--that we created our addictions so our lives appeared to be unmanageable.
2. Came to remember that a Power greater than ourselves could help us release our misperceptions about our own sanity.
3. Made a decision to once again return to our Source as we understand it and reconnect with our soul’s desires.
4. Admitted we were afraid to take our own personal inventory but did so in a powerful way.
5. Admitted to our Source, ourselves and others, the exact nature of our misperceptions.
6. Were entirely ready to allow ourselves with the help of our Source to release our misperceptions that we were in some way defective.
7. Humbly asked the Source to help us reconnect with our true power.
8. Made a list of all persons we thought we harmed, especially ourselves, and became willing to release those thoughts and be freed from old beliefs.
9. Made direct amends to anyone we believe we harmed.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and made appropriate behavior changes as needed.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with our Source, asking for our soul to be in charge.
12. Having realized that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, we carry this message of power to those with addictions that they may also wake up to their true destiny.
"Total healing takes place when one is ready to accept his/her divinity. Assuming responsibility for one's illnesses is the motivating factor."
"All available medical testimony indicates that alcoholism is a progressive illness, that it cannot be cured in the ordinary sense of the term, but that it can be arrested through total abstinence from alcohol in any form." AA World Services, Inc.