Twelve Steps to
- We admitted we were
powerless over a lot of what happens in our gambling, and that our
lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a
power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our
will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
- Made a searching and
fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Admitted to God, to
ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to have
God remove all these defects of character.
- Humbly asked God to remove
- Made a list of all the
people 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
- Continued to take personal
inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
- Sought through prayer and
meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood
God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to
carry that out.
- Having had a spiritual
awakening as a result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message
to compulsive gamblers, and to practice these principles in all our