Short Course on Help – What You Should Know
The Steps Involved in Alcoholic Anonymous
The AA consists of twelve steps.These steps are meant to combat alcoholism. Read on to know the steps.
You need to recognize that alcohol has power over you. You need to recognize alcohol as an allergy and as an obsession. It leaves its victims devastated.
The second thing is believing that there is a greater power that can deliver us.This is a step of surrender. Since alcoholics try to overcome alcohol on their own, this is a hard step. You must depend on something or someone more powerful so as to recover from alcohol.
The other thing is to turn to God as we know him and acknowledge him as the only one to help them overcome alcohol. It involves allowing God to take control of the situation.Do not fear tomorrow since God is in control.
The fourth step is to conduct a fearless and honest moral inventory of yourself.Take responsibility for all wrongs in the past. Let God take over the resentments you have written down.Know that you are not alone 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 cannot attain to this step if you do not believe in God.You will need to understand that God will hearken to your story with compassion and grace, forgiving your sins. He is full of compassion towards you.
The sixth step involves being ready to let God address the defects of your character.These defects are only removed if you are willing to confess them and have God remove them.
You need now to ask God to remove your shortcomings. This is an act of humility. Accepting the gift of humility is part of the recovery process for the alcoholic.
The other thing is to fearlessly ensure that you have a true list of the people you have hurt or harmed and then be willing to go and make amends for the wrongs. Be part of the harmed list due to the wrongs you have done to yourself.
Ensure now you make direct amends to the people you harmed. This is a step in need of delicate balancing to avoid any more heartache.
Continually take inventory of yourself and accept when wrong.
Prayer and meditation will be needed to help you maintain contact with God.
Other alcoholics need this mediate, and you need to take it to them. Make it known to other alcoholics that they can recover, even as you share your story with them.
The Alcoholics Anonymous is geared towards recovery. There is need to surrender, be honest, be humble, and have faith.
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