Most 12-Step programs are based on the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step program.
Here are a few examples of 12-Step programs:
Sexaholics Anonymous (S.A.):
S.A. Lifeline (SAL):
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.):
LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Program (ARP):
Download a copy of A Guide to Addiction Recovery and Healing here:
Step 1 - HONESTY
Admit that you, of yourself, are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanageable.
Step 2 - HOPE
Come to believe that the power of God can restore you to complete spiritual health.
Step 3 - TRUST IN GOD
Decide to turn your will and your life over to the care of God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Step 4 - TRUTH
Make a searching and fearless written moral inventory of yourself.
Step 5 - CONFESSION
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 - CHANGE OF HEART
Become entirely ready to have God remove all your character weaknesses.
Step 7 - HUMILITY
Humbly ask Heavenly Father to remove your shortcomings.
Step 8 - SEEKING FORGIVENESS
Make a written list of all persons you have harmed and become willing to make restitution to them.
Step 9 - RESTITUTION AND RECONCILIATION
Wherever possible, make direct restitution to all persons you have harmed.
Step 10 - DAILY ACCOUNTABILITY
Continue to take personal inventory, and when you are wrong promptly admit it.
Step 11 - PERSONAL REVELATION
Seek through prayer and meditation to know the Lord’s will and to have the power to carry it out.
Step 12 - SERVICE
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.
LDS Family Services ARP. Reprinted with Permission.
The Twelve Steps as adapted by “LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Program” with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous Services World, Inc. (“A.A.W.S.”) are reprinted with permission of LDS and A.A.W.S. A.A.W.S.’ permission to reprint the Twelve Steps of LDS does not mean that A.A.W.S. has reviewed or approved the contents of this publication, or that A.A.W.S. necessarily agrees with the views expressed therein. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only - use or permissible adaptation of A.A.’s Twelve Steps in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise. Additionally, while A.A. is a spiritual program, A.A. is not a religious program. Thus, A.A. is not affiliated or allied with any sect, denomination, or specific religious belief.