The dissection of the mainstream 12 step program

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 1 We admitted we were powerless over gaming, and that our lives have become unmanageable. Principles - Honesty and Acceptance

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 2 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Principle - Hope

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 3 Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God. Principle - Faith

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 4 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Principles - Action and Courage

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 5 Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Principle - Integrity

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 6 Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Principle - Willingness

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 7 Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. Principle - Humility

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Principle - Brotherly love

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Principle - Justice

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 10 Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Principle - Perseverance

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 11 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. Principle - Spirituality

 

Dissection of the 12 step program. Step 12 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we carried this message to others who game excessively and practiced these principles in all our affairs. Principle - Service