The AA consists of twelve steps. The steps seek to address alcohol addiction. Read on to know the steps.
You need to recognize that alcohol has power over you.Consider the dilemma as an obsession and also an allergy. It leaves its victims devastated.
After this, believe that there is something more powerful that can deliver you from alcohol.This is a step of surrender. Since alcoholics try to overcome alcohol on their own, this is a hard step. You can’t recover from alcohol not unless you believe in someone or something more powerful.
Turning to God is the other step. It is letting God sit on the throne. As God takes over, you don’t need to fear tomorrow.
The fourth step is to conduct a fearless and honest moral inventory of yourself. Acknowledge all wrongs of the past.Write down your resentments and commit them to God. You are not left alone since God is with you.
The other step is to admit to God, to yourself, and to other human beings the exact nature of your wrongs. 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 waiting to show compassion to you.
The defects of your character need to be removed by God, and you need to be ready for that.These defects are only removed if you are willing to confess them and have God remove them.
You have shortcomings which made your past, and you have to ask God to remove them. This is an act of humility.The alcoholic must learn and accept this gift in recovery.
You will now need to make a list that will help you go making amends with all the people you have harmed. Put yourself in that list since you have also harmed yourself.
Take a step to make direct amends to the people you have harmed. In this step, care should be taken to ensure no one gets hurt in the process.
Continually take inventory of yourself and accept when wrong.
Prayer and meditation will be needed to help you maintain contact with God.
Ensure that you take the message of your recovery to other alcoholics. Make it known to other alcoholics that they can recover, even as you share your story with them.
The Alcoholics Anonymous is a movement geared towards recovery.The founders laid a path for others encouraging surrender, being honest, humility, and having faith.