We admitted we were powerless over compulsive sexual
behavior -- that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves
could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over
to the care of God as we understood God.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human
being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these
defects of character.
Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became
willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible,
except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we
were wrong promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our
conscious contact with God as we understood God,
praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and
the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of
these steps, we tried to carry this message to others,
and to practice these principles in all areas of our