1. We know we are powerless over others, That our lives become unmanageable.
Principles: Powerlessness and Surrender
2. We believe a power greater than ourselves restores us to sanity.
Principles: Open-mindedness and Clarity
3, We make decisions to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.
Principles: Willingness and Accepting Help
4, We make searching and fearless moral inventories of ourselves.
Principles: Self Honesty and Courage
5. We admit to God, ourselves, and others the exact nature of our wrongs,
Principles: Honesty and Trust
6, We are entirely ready to have God remove these defects of character.
7. We humbly ask God to remove our shortcomings.
8. We make lists of all persons we harm and are willing to make amends to them all.
Principles: Willingness and Self Forgiveness
9. We make direct amends to such people wherever possible.
Principles: Forgiveness and Courage
10. We continue to take personal inventories, and when we are wrong promptly admit it.
Principles: Honesty and Discernment
11. We seek through prayer and meditation to increase our conscious contact with God,
praying only for God's will for us, and the power to carry that out.
Principles Seeking and Listening
12. Having spiritual awakenings as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to
to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Principles: Love for Others and Self
Lower Powers (Character Defects): Resentment, Fearful, Over-Responsible, Approval Seeking, Caretaking, Controlling, Fear of Abandonment, Fear of Authority Figures, Frozen Feelings, Irresponsible, Isolating, Low Self Esteem, Repressed Anger, Raging, Inappropriately Expressed Sexuality, Dishonesty, Disease, Dysfunction, Insanity.