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~*Service Worker*~

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The 12 Steps of Al-Anon

The steps can be broken down into 4 parts,

1 to 3 are about facing up,

4 to 6 are owning up,

7 to 9 are making up,

10 to 12 are keeping up


Twelve Steps

1.              We admitted we were powerless over alcoholthat our lives had become unmanageable.

2.              Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3.              Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4.              Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5.              Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6.              Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7.              Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8.              Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9.              Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them

            or others.

10.          Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11.          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.

12.          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.

If you would like to work them on line I found a Youtube video that starts on Step one and on the right of that screen the rest of the 12 steps are listed.

Here is the link:


"Forgiveness doesn't excuse bad behavior, but it

does prevent bad behavior from destroying your heart". ~ unknown


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Thanks for sharing this info


~*Service Worker*~

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Thanks for posting these also Debbie. When I was new to program I thought the slogans were so silly and they would never mean anything to me. WRONG! I've come to rely on these so much and probably use several each day--they are on the tip of my tongue with the slogans. :)



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Thanks for posting DM, I'll check that out



"...when we try to control others, we lose the ability to manage our own lives."  - Paths to Recovery 

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