We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.
We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
We made a decision to turn our lives and our will over to the care of God, as we understood God.
We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
We humbly ask Him to remove all our shortcomings.
We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in our lives.