The Alcoholic Anonymous, the Steps
There are twelve steps of the alcoholic anonymous (AA). Alcohol addiction is what these steps try to address. Read on to know the steps.
The first thing is to accept that you are powerless as far as alcohol is concerned. You need to recognize alcohol as an allergy and as an obsession. It leaves its victims devastated.
You will then need to believe that there exists a greater power that can deliver you from alcohol. This step leads to surrender.It is a hard thing for alcoholics since they try to overcome alcohol on their own. You can’t recover from alcohol not unless you believe in someone or something more powerful.
Turning to God is the other step.This involves allowing God to take over everything as pertains the habit.Do not fear tomorrow since God is in control.
conducting a fearless and honest moral inventory of yourself is the fourth step. Let all wrongs be accepted and acknowledged. Commit the written resentments to God. You are with God in this.
The fifth step is actually going to God and then admitting to him that you have done wrongs to other people, going to the people and admitting the same also. You will need to believe in God so as to attain to this step. You will need to accept that God is listening to your story with grace and forgiving you.He is ready to show compassion to you.
The sixth step involves being ready to let God address the defects of your character. God only removes the defects after you willingly release them to him.
After this, the next thing is to ask that God removes your shortcoming. It will need to be done humbly.The alcoholic must learn and accept this gift in recovery.
After is, make a list of all persons you have harmed, and be willing to go make amends to all of them.You need to be part of the list that you have harmed and seek amends with.
The other step is to make practical and direct amends to such people. This is a step in need of delicate balancing to avoid any more heartache.
Continually take inventory of yourself and accept when wrong.
After this, you will bed to be in contact with God through meditation and through prayer.
Ensure that you take the message of your recovery to other alcoholics. Tell other alcoholics your story and let them know it is possible to recover.
The Alcoholics Anonymous is geared towards recovery. You will need to surrender, be honest, be humble, and have faith.