Steps of gambling recovery


KikiT

I was wondering if anyone here is interested in finding out more about the steps of recovery that Gamblers Anonymous uses. This would be for those who do not attend meetings but come here instead. The book I have is called "Gamblers Anonymous-A New Beginning" and it has been extremely helpful to me. Feedback??

StaceyP

Posted: 14 Jun 2006 08:12 am Post subject:
Of course whatcha got?

KikiT

Posted: 14 Jun 2006 08:53 pm Post subject:
The first step towards recovery from a gambling addiction is to honestly look at our gambling problem. Has anyone read the twenty questions? I honestly know that I cannot control my gambling. Even after I had been relatively clean for several months on my own, I would crash and burn with a week of binge gambling. I now know that Gamblers Anonymous is going to be a part of my life, forever. It is by sharing our stories, our encouragement and most importantly, our hope, that we can regain a normal life again. Kiki

scotty555

Posted: 16 Jun 2006 12:57 am Post subject:
I like the first step...what is the second step? (This is like a really cool bedtime story
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Scotty555

KikiT

Posted: 16 Jun 2006 05:09 pm Post subject: Steps
The steps to recovery through Gamblers Anonymous are:
1. We admitted we were powerless over gambling-that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to a normal way of thinking and living.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of this Power of our own understanding.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral and financial inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have these defec
ts of character removed.

7. Humbly asked God (of our understanding) to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
12. 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.[/b]