- We admitted that we were powerless over our problems—that our lives had become unmanageable.
- We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God.
- We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
- We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- We continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
- We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, 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 others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Living Life Recovery.
- I admit that my life is a mess and I am out of control.
- I believe God exists, that he cares about me and he can help me to regain control of my life.
- I am making a decision to let God help me change and commit to working with him to do so.
- In order to help me change, I will investigate and record with god’s help – my sinful habits and attitudes.
- On completion of my list of sinful habits, I will confess them to God and to someone that I trust.
- After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them, I am now willing to let God change me.
- Through acknowledgment of god’s supreme power, I humbly ask him to help me change my sinful habits and attitudes.
- As part of the process of change, I will identify and record everyone I have harmed and through prayer become willing to make restitution to them.
- Having identified the people, I have harmed, I will now go and make restitution to them. Unless to do is going to cause them or other pain or suffering.
- Now that I am in the process of change, I will check myself daily to make sure I am not slipping back into my old ways and if I am, I will take steps to rectify it.
- In order to discover God’s purpose for my life, implement it, and improve my relationship with Him, I will spend time daily in prayer, reading the Bible, and meditating on it.
- Having gone through these steps and discovering the importance of an individual relationship with God through Jesus, I will try to live according to His principles and to lead others to a personal relationship with Him.
The Twelve Steps used in Living Life Recovery have been adapted from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.