Twelve Steps

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Editorial: (by John B.)
The first of the 12 steps in the creed or philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is, "We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had...
Editorial: (by Horace C.)
Having taken the First Step of the A.A. program by admitting that we were powerless over alcohol, we were confronted with Step Two: "We came to...
Editorial: (by Walter L.)
I was co-chairman of the Loop group a few months ago and the subject of religious experience was brought up. I answered this in my stumbling way by...
Editorial: (by Richard S.)
Since I cannot speak for anyone else, I'll have to make my experience with the 4th step autobiographical. Before A.A., I tried almost daily to stop...
Editorial: (by Bert T.)
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. This is a tough step and takes courage to do. It is,...
Editorial: (by Mark H.)
"Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." This step is most important because here we are ready for God (as we...
Editorial: (by Elizabeth W.)
"Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings." We all know that it is God's will that we live clean, wholesome lives; that we think clearly and...
Do Unto Others (by Lois B.)
How many of the rest of you get, in your eagerness to make up for lost time, that panicky sense of pressure because there just isn't "time enough?"...
Editorial: (by L. J.)
"Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. It was characteristic of many of us as alcoholics to at...
Editorial: (by B. H.)
"Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others." Like others of the Steps, Number Nine is...