12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

The set of guiding principles which outline a course of action for tackling problems including alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsion.

Casa Colina believes that the best outcomes stem from combining cutting edge clinical therapies with the time-honored practices of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We believe that the support and structure offered by 12 step fellowships is the best life-long aftercare program that exists and that the spiritual growth offered in the 12 steps is often key for establishing a new purpose that lasts a life time.

During your stay at Casa Colina, you will participate both in clinical therapies and in 12 step modalities. We believe that both will together will equip you with the tools you need for a lifetime of sobriety.

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

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

Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

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

Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

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

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

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

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.

Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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