|15 Keys To Recovery©
- Recognize our difficulty to conquer and/or
manage our addictions and admitted our lives
had become perilously out of control.
- Acknowledge the value of spirituality in recovery
and allow each member to follow his belief,
including seeking the assistance of God or other
- Came to believe, that although we are ultimately
responsible for our decisions and choices, seeking
direction from either spirituality, science
and others in recovery is a sign of strength
and that such interaction is essential to our
- We understand the importance of science, including
clinical interventions and drug therapy, as
an avenue to recovery and accepted that the
use of prescribed, maintenance drugs is not
a roadblock to successful living.
- Humbly made a probing, honest and thorough
moral inventory of ourselves.
- Forthrightly acknowledged the specifics of
our past destruction to ourselves and to another
- Willingly and humbly purge our character defects
and our shortcomings.
- Compiled a list of persons we harmed and become
willing to make amends to each of them.
- Directly recompensed the people we had wronged
in a manner devised to redress the offense,
except when doing so would harm them or others.
- Persisted in our self-examinations, taking
full responsibility for our own actions, and
when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
- Came to believe that progress, not perfection,
in all of our affairs was an important key to
our over-all stability.
- Understood that occasional straying from these
Keys To Recovery© was not a cause for alarm,
shame, or self-judgment, and that getting back
on the road to recovery as soon as we recognized
our mistake was our number one goal.
- Resolved to continuously improve our conscious
contact with ourselves and/or with a Higher
Power, while expressing gratitude to any guidance
and the opportunity to finally be joyous, happy
- Thankful for our spiritual awakening, we resolved
to actively develop and nurture relationships
with other recovering addicts, so they too may
experience true recovery.
- Resolved to live in the present, a key at
a time, a day at a time.