The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous were written by founders Bill W. and Dr. Bob Smith. The Steps offer simple, straightforward guidance to men and women hoping to lead sober lives. For over 75 years, these Steps have guided millions, helping them live lives of hope rather than lives of quiet desperation. These Steps have been adopted by many groups since 1934, including other substance recovery groups, Al-Anon, Overeaters Anonymous, Codependency Anonymous and many others.

Step One

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step Two

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

Step Three

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

Step Four

Made a searching and fearless inventory of ourselves.

Step Five

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

Step Six

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

Step Seven

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step Eight

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

Step Nine

Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step Ten

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

Step Eleven

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him/Her, praying only for knowledge of His/Her will for us and the power to carry that out.

Step Twelve

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.

We promise to help you, your family, and your children get the help you need when dealing with substance abuse, addiction or a related issue.

We look forward to walking with you as you take this first, most important step. Please give us a call today, and let us take it from there. 855.942.4100