Two 12 Steps Programs

Codependent does NOT mean I need someone or have to be with someone.

Codependent means I’m so busy trying to fix everyone else’s problems, I forget to take care of myself.

I've decided to work two 12 Steps. Codependency Steps deals specifically with my codependency, while Addiction Recovery Steps is a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints based recovery program, my relationship with my higher power.


Addiction Recover Steps

www.addictionrecovery.lds.org

The steps and guiding questions are listed below.

Click on each link to see the step and question or download the entire list.

Step 1 : Admit that you, of yourself, are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanageable.

Step 2 : Come to believe that the power of God can restore you to complete spiritual health.

Step 3 : Decide to turn your will and your life over to the care of God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Step 4 : Make a searching and fearless written moral inventory of yourself.

Step 5 : Admit to yourself, to your Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, to proper priesthood authority, and to another person the exact nature of your wrongs.

Step 6 : Become entirely ready to have God remove all your character weaknesses.

Step 7 : Humbly ask Heavenly Father to remove your shortcomings.

Step 8 : Make a written list of all persons you have harmed and become willing to make restitution to them.

Step 9 : Wherever possible, make direct restitution to all persons you have harmed.

Step 10 : Continue to take personal inventory, and when you are wrong promptly admit it.

Step 11 : Seek through prayer and meditation to know the Lord’s will and to have the power to carry it out.

Step 12 : Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, share this message with others and practice these principles in all you do.

I've created a Google Doc of the ARP Study and Understanding Questions.

You can find it HERE. Click HERE for your own copy. You will need to sign in to Google Drive to have your own copy.

Codependency Steps

www.coda.org

The steps and guiding questions are listed below.

Click on each linkto see the step and question or download the entire list.

Step 1 : We admitted we were powerless over others - 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 God.

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 God 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 God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.

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

I've created a Google Doc of the *NEW* Guide to Working the 12-Steps for Codependents.

You can find it HERE. Click HERE for your own copy. You will need to sign in to Google Drive to have your own copy.

I found it useful to print out all of the pages and place them in a three ring binder along with some loose leaf paper.