The 12-Step Program

12 Steps Program

The 12-Step Program has long been part of the recovery process anywhere in the globe. It is in fact the basis of many recovery programs.

The 12-Step Program provides tools for living based on a set of spiritual principles that is part of the lifelong process of recovery.

The 12 Steps in Addiction Recovery

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction–that our lives had become unamangeable
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 ourselves
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 improve 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 other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs