THE TWELVE STEPS FOR DEPROGRAMMING FROM ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
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Date: 2008-01-01, 2:13PM EST
1. We admitted we were powerful-- that our lives are not unmanageable.
2. Came to believe in ourselves.
3. Made a decision to reclaim our autonomy.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of Alcoholics Anonymous.
5. Admitted the exact nature of their wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to revoke our A.A. membership.
7. Stopped going to meetings.
8. Made a list of all the things that we love to do.
9. Took the time to engage in these activities whenever possible, and made an effort to cultivate new friendships along the way.
10. Continued to take AA's inventory and when we were WRONGED promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through communication and contemplation to access our own innate wisdom, seeking to embrace our independence and free ourselves permanently from the bondage of Alcoholics Anonymous.
12. Having regained our personal integrity as a result of these steps, we tried to live our lives according to the dictates of our own conscience, and to choose the path that serves our greatest good.
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and I'm sure Micky will find this post interesting.
some of the points are valid and could be useful
for certain folks.
I feel these "steps" merely reinforce the idea that
AA and the 12 Steps are not effective for everyone.
It's about whatever works for the individual.