Alternative Steps Sept 15, 2017 10:59:55 GMT -8
Post by Susan P. on Sept 15, 2017 10:59:55 GMT -8
We totally understand. This is why I created these alternative steps. This is what I used when I first got sober. I started out as an atheist and then agnostic. There are also meetings just for you, but you might have to go to AA.
For those uncomfortable with the God concept.
1. We admitted we needed help to change and we sought it out.
2. We came to believe that we can change.
3. We prepared ourselves for a spiritual shift in consciousness.
4. We listed our stumbling blocks with suggestions for overcoming them.
5. We shared with at least one human being the story of our road to recovery.
6. Expectations become wishes that we can surrender at will.
7. We opened ourselves up to new ideas and we implemented them.
8. We began to change how we think, feel, and act.
9. We made a list of people whom we had harmed and made material or "living" amends.
10. We continued our journey in recovery by diligently working these steps.
11. We find a balance between helping ourselves and helping others.
12. We forever adopt an attitude of positive thinking and, having raised our self-esteem, we help others to reach their full potential.
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Why Alternative Steps?
When self-help books are not enough
When you need help to grow but don't have an addiction
When you have problems with the God concept
Secular Supplement for the 12 Steps
Always wanted to belong to a 12-Step program but had no addiction
Never fit in anywhere else
Need help but can't afford therapy
Have more than one addiction and want one home
A program for atheists . . .