Message number 18710 in "Twelve Steps"
Date: 10-28-90 08:17
From: Tim Spofford
To: Alan Jennings
MSGID: 1:125/9 9708824c
PID: RA 0.04 2238
AJ>Thanks, Tim. I appreciate your quick response. I'll sort of
AJ>back out of here and leave this SIG open to those callers
AJ>here who request admission. Perchance if you would have the
AJ>AA 12-Steps available in a textfile for me to put up in the
AJ>library here, I could ask you to generously post it here for
AJ>me to export into a textfile.
The Twelve Steps
of Alcoholics Anonymous
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
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing
to make ammends 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 knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these
Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to
practice these principles in all our affairs.
* Origin: Recovery BBS - San Francisco - (415) 255-2188 *HST* (1:125/9)