The 11th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous


The 11th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 2 - Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


Alcoholics Anonymous Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 7 - Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 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.

By the time we have reached the 11th step not only have we strengthened our spirituality but we realize that our own individual Higher Power has helped us regain our sanity by taking responsibility and making a conscious effort to change. It's important that we continue to apply the steps in our daily lives which isn't easy to do without the strength and guidance we receive from our Higher Power. It's important that we maintain and increase our spiritual growth and emotional well-being on a daily basis.

We need to continue to go down the right path daily embracing the serenity that we have found through our Higher Power and the 12 Steps keeping them in the fore-front of our minds and conscious thoughts and actions. Continuing to take inventory every day, praying, meditating and listening to the knowledge, guidance and strength we receive from our Higher Power helps us to stay focused, maintain the serenity we have worked so hard to achieve, and continue to increase the wisdom and courage that comes with recovery.

left quoteBeing mindful every day of how far we have come and how we got there, finding inner peace and accepting others for who they are brings tranquility, happiness and serenity into our lives.right quote

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