Steps in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

Week

Step

Chapter

Page

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1. We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable. The Doctor’s Opinion
Chapter 1 Bill’s Story
Chapter 2 There is a Solution
p. xxiii – xxx
p. 1 – 16
p. 17 – 29
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2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Chapter 3 More About Alcoholism
Chapter 4 We Agnostics
Appendix – Spiritual Experience
p. 30 – 43
p. 44 – 57
p. 567
6 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Chapter 5 How It Works p. 58 – 64
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4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Resentments
Fears
Sex conduct
Chapter 5 How It Works p. 64 – 67
p. 67 – 68
p. 68 – 71
10 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Chapter 6 Into Action p. 72 – 76
11 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Chapter 6 Into Action p. 76
12 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others.
Chapter 6 Into Action p. 76 – 84
13 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Chapter 6 Into Action p. 84 – 85
14 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for the knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out. Chapter 6 Into Action p. 85 – 88
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12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Chapter 7 Working With Others p. 89 – 96
p. 96 – 103