We believe that working the 12-Steps of Recovery provides individuals suffering from the disease of addiction and their families with solid behavioral modification techniques needed to replace addictive and destructive behaviors with healthful positive behaviors. The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob, designed and developed the 12-Steps of Recovery in 1935 and these principles have been successfully used by individuals all over the world to achieve long-term sobriety.
As a critical component of the Born2BGreat recovery education program, experienced peer support specialists and positive mentors will guide program participants through this spiritual journey of recovery every step of the way. Instruction on the 12-Steps to Recovery is guided by the book titled “Alcoholics Anonymous”, also known as “The Big Book”, by program participants.
1- We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5- Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7- Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8- Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
10- Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11- 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 the power to carry that out.
12- Having had a spiritual awakening as the results of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.