Are you or your loved one struggling with addiction?
Addiction is a compulsive brain ailment categorized by its inability to abstain despite adverse consequences, shifts in behavioral controls, compulsive cravings, and abnormalities in emotional response. It is progressive by nature and leads to negative manifestations of the individual and their loved ones.
Recovery from addiction needs external intervention with a customized combination of scientific treatments and engagement with support groups that offer elements of encouragement, acceptance, and hope in the comfort of positive peer interactions and outpatient treatment.
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — 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 Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admitted to a higher power, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
We’re entirely ready to have a higher power remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked a higher power 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 improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His 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 alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Individuals can return to any of the steps of the 12-Step Program, even if they have already finished with all steps.