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Our Mission:

"To aid those struggling with alcoholism and addiction by deepening their understanding of the twelve steps to recovery."

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the 12 steps to recovery – what they mean, how to put them into action, the results you can expect if you apply them. This information consists primarily of the experience, strength and hope of those who have used the steps to free themselves of everything from seriously disturbing compulsions to life shattering addictions. Much of this website's content is drawn from the experiences of members of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, we believe that most, if not all, addictions have the same physical, psychological and spiritual roots. The information presented here should be helpful to all who are struggling with an addiction to a substance or behavior. If you are not, or not yet, an addict, stay awhile to learn anyway, because, as a famous “anonymous” person once wrote “we are sure that our way of living has its advantages for all.”

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Step Two

We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step Three

We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.

Step Four

We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step Five

We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step Six

We became entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step Seven

We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step Eight

We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step Nine

We made direct amends to such people wherever posssible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step Ten

We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Step Eleven

We 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.

Step Twelve

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics (drug addicts, etc.), and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

On The Inside:

What exactly are the twelve steps?

How do I make these steps work for me?

OK, I’m here, so now what?

What About Meetings? (a discussion)

Why Can't The Party Go On Forever?

I Can't Be An Alcoholic Because...

Help! I have been sober for 30 days and I am going nuts. What can I do?

Work, success, alcoholism and addiction.

What It Is Like Now (A heroin addict writes).

Never Is A Long Time.

Here's one good way to get a sponsor.

My Wife Joined AA and I Got Sober!

Anatomy of a Relapse

You can't get real joy out of a fake life.

How Could This Happen?

Stop partying?? No way!!

Promises Page



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