The Steps to Recovery

Each person's struggle with addiction is unique. However, there are certain core steps that serve as the underpinning for recovery that many of us have found effective. If you're interested in learning more, there are plenty of resources you can take advantage of. If and when you're ready, you can attend your first meeting where those who have worked these steps can tell you their stories and answer your questions.  Meetings held at The Galano Club.

Below is the wording of these steps from the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Each fellowship, while maintaining the order and principles behind these steps, has their own version of the wording.

  • May 9, 2014

    Step 1 - Honesty

    We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 2 - Hope

    Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 3 - Faith/Surrender

    Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 4 - Courage

    Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 5 - Integrity

    Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 6 - Willingness

    Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 7 - Humility

    Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 8 - Brotherly Love

    Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 9 - Discipline

    Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 10 - Perseverance

    Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 11 - Awareness

    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 he power to carry that out.
  • May 9, 2014

    Step 12 - Service/Charity

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


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