Steps Rotation

All Addiction Step Study 15-Week Rotation

Meeting No. Step(s) Text Reading(s)
1 1, pt. 1 “We admitted we were powerless over all addictive substances and behaviors—that our lives had become unmanageable.” The Doctor's Opinion (full chapter)
(After “Forword to Fourth Edition”)
2 1, pt. 2 “We admitted we were powerless over all addictive substances and behaviors—that our lives had become unmanageable.” More About Alcoholism, pp. 30-43.
3 2, pt. 1 “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” We Agnostics, pp. 44-57 and
Appendix II: Spiritual Experience, p. 567 or 569.
4 2, pt. 2 “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” There is a Solution, pp. 17-29 and
Appendix II: Spiritual Experience, p. 567 or 569.
5 3 “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” How it Works, pp. 58-64.
End with “…causes and conditions.”
6 4, pt. 1
Resentment
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” How it Works, pp. 64-67. Begin with “Therefore…” and
end with “…these matters straight.”
7 4, pt. 2
Fear
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” How it Works, pp. 67-68. Begin with “Notice…” and
end with “…outgrow fear.”
8 4, pt. 3
Sex
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” How it Works, pp. 68-71. Begin with “Now about…” to end of chapter.
9 5 “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Into Action, pp. 72-75. From beginning of chapter, ending with “…without sand?”
10 6 & 7 “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.”
"Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”
Into Action, pp. 75-76. Begin with “Returning home…”
and end with “…completed Step Seven.”
11 8 & 9 “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.”
“Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.”
Into Action, pp. 76-84. Begin with “Now we need..” and end with “…work for them.”
12 10 “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.” Into Action, pp. 84-85. Begin with “This thought brings…” and end with “…that means more action.”
13 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.” Into Action, pp. 85-88. Begin with “Step Eleven…” to end of chapter.
14 12, pt. 1 “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” Working with Others, pp. 89-96, ending with “…of their chance.”
15 12, pt. 2 “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” Working with Others, pp. 96-103. Begin with “Suppose now you are…” to end of chapter.

 


A Vision For You

(From pages 162-163, and 164)

Thus we grow. And so can you, though you be but one man with this book in your hand. We believe and hope it contains all you will need to begin.

We know what you are thinking. You are saying to yourself: “I’m jittery and alone. I couldn’t do that.” But you can. You forget that you have just now tapped a source of power much greater than yourself. To duplicate, with such backing, what you have accomplished is only a matter of willingness, patience and labor.

Still you may say: “But I will not have the benefit of contact with you who write this book.” We cannot be sure. God will determine that, so you must remember that your real reliance is always upon Him. He will show you how to create the fellowship you crave.

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the great fact for us.

Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.

May God bless you and keep you—until then. (group recites in unison)