~The 12 Steps~
1.We admitted we were powerless over our addiction and our lives had become unmanageable.
2.Came to believe that a Power greater then 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 understand 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 become willing to make amends to them all.
9.Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would harm them or others.
10.Continue 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 a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
~The 12 Traditions~
1.Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon unity.
2.For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority-a loving God as He may express himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3.The only requirement for group membership is a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage our emotional and psychriatric illness in a healthy and constructive way.
4.Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or the group as a whole.
5.Each group has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the person who still suffers.
6. A group ought never endorse, finances, or lend the group name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7.Every group ought to be fully self-supporting declining outside contributions.
8.The group should remain forever nonprofessional but our service centers may employ special workers.
9.The group as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10.The group has no opinion on outside issues; hense the group name ought never be brought into public controversy.
11.Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather promotion; we need always maintaine personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and film.
12.Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.