12TH STEP - 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.
Presenting a short, concise version of each of the Twelve Steps as one member experienced them
1ST STEP - We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable.
ONE NIGHT, I won the raffle and, surely by the grace of God, chose the "Twelve and Twelve" book. Sober for a time, I had never given the slightest thought to the Steps. Hearing of them and seeing them on a printed card, I had sized them up as window dressing, something to give AA a good front.
Now I took the book home and at midnight started to look it over. Almost at once, the printed First Step told me that here was what I needed. AA changed in an instant from my mutual-aid...
-- Bill C.