Twelve Steps of SAA

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    Step One

    We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior - that our lives had become unmanageable.

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    Step Two

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

  3. 3

    Step Three

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

  4. 4

    Step Four

    Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  5. 5

    Step Five

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

  6. 6

    Step Six

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

  7. 7

    Step Seven

    Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

  8. 8

    Step Eight

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

  9. 9

    Step Nine

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

  10. 10

    Step Ten

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

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    Step Eleven

    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.

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    Step Twelve

    Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other sex addicts and to practice these principles in our lives.