The Twelve Suggested Steps
- We admitted we were powerless over sexual
compulsion -- that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a Power greater than
ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- 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
- Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another
human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these
defects of character.
- Humbly asked God
to 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 wherever
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
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.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of
these steps, we tried to carry this message to sexually compulsive
people and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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reprint and adapt does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is in any way
affiliated with this program. AA is a program of recovery from alcoholism.
The use of the Twelve Steps in connection with other programs which are
patterned after AA, but address other problems, does not imply otherwise.
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