Many addicts become a Professional EX
Turn their addiction into an occupational credential’
Twelve Steps of AA
1. We admitted that we are powerless over alcohol and our lives have become unmanageable.
2.We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understand him.
4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. We admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being he exact nature of our wrongs.
6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. We humbly asked Him to remove these shortcomings.
8. We made a list of all the persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them
9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or
10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand
him, praying only for knowledge of his will and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakenings as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others,
and to practice these principles in all our affairs. AA is not only diseasebased but also abstinencebased. It is highly religion based even though it claims
not to be.
“NEW LIFE” Acceptance Program (Women for Sobriety)
1. I have a lifethreatening problem that once had me.
I now take charge of my life. I accept the responsibility.
2. Negative thoughts destroy only myself
My first conscious act must be to remove negativity from my life.
3. Happiness is a habit I will develop.
Happiness is created, not waited for.
4. Problems bother me only to the degree I permit them to.
I now better understand my problems and do not permit problems to overwhelm me.
5. I am what I think.
I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate woman.
6. Life can be ordinary or it can be great.
Greatness is mine by a conscious effort.
7. Love can change the course of my world.
Attend meetings or online groups and learn about the program of Moderation Management. Abstain from alcoholic beverages for 30 days and complete steps three through six during this time.
Examine how drinking has affected your life.
Write down your life priorities.
Take a look at how much, how often, and under what circumstances you used to drink.
Learn the MM guidelines and limits for moderate drinking.
Set moderate drinking limits and start weekly “small steps” toward balance and moderation in other areas in
Review your progress.
Continue to make positive changes in your life/
THE MM Guidelines
Considers an occasional drink to be a small, through enjoyable, part of life.
Has hobbies, interests, and other ways to relax and enjoy life that do not involve alcohol
Usually has friends who are moderate drinkers or nondrinkers
Generally has something to eat before drinking
Usually does not drink for longer than an hour or two on any particular occasion
Usually does not drink faster than one drink per half hour
Usually does not exceed the .055