12-Steps Simplified

12-steps stairs

These are the simplified 12-steps for those who struggle with a higher power.

  1. I admit that I have no control over my drug/alcohol use. It has caused me unacceptable consequences. I will not live like this anymore!
  2. There is help for me to recover, it is my responsibility to find it.
  3. I will accept help and advice from people who have had similar experiences.
  4. I will take inventory of myself. Looking for any behavior and personality that caused problems to others and I.
  5. I will tell someone my inventory to help the self-evaluation process.
  6. I will make positive changes in my life.
  7. Work daily to remove your shortcomings.
  8. Make a list of  people who I negatively affected from my substance use.
  9. Exercise good judgement, and make amends to those people you have adversely affected.
  10. I will continue to work on my problems and admit mistakes when they arise.
  11. I will reflect on my personal growth and development.
  12. I will pay it forward and help others.

Author: medic addict

I am in recovery from alcohol for a little over 1 year now. I want to inspire and give hope to people who feel hopeless and lost in this disease. There is a way out, it is not easy, but it's worth it! Come see my journey.

3 thoughts on “12-Steps Simplified”

  1. That is awesome. I wish my daughter had known of this alternative to the regular 12 Steps. Still there’s no guarantee she’d be alive today.. I know many people who refuse to seek help thru AA because they don’t believe. Are there special groups that offer this alternative as their primary way in the group? Thanks so much for this post!

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    1. Thank You Mandy! I am very sorry for your loss. I don’t know of a program that follows that exact format, but there are other programs like SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, and Refuge recovery which all have a similar 8-12 step program.

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