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A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion or other behavioral problems. These twelve steps and principles are steps for all members of On-Line Gamers Anonymous to use to recover and to live by. We can recognize and overcome excessive gaming issues by using the twelve steps and/or principles in our lives. The blue link in front of each step takes you to a more in-depth explanation of the step, with suggestions of how to use them in your 'real' life.
Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over gaming, and that our lives have become unmanageable.
Principles - Honesty and Acceptance
Step 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Principle - Hope
Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
Principle - Faith
Step 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Principles - Action and Courage
Step 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Principle - Integrity
Step 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Principle - Willingness
Step 7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
Principle - Humility
Step 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Principle - Brotherly love
Step 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Principle - Justice
Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Principle - Perseverance
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.
Principle - Spirituality
Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we carried this message to others who
game excessively and practiced these principles in all our affairs.
Principle - Service
Read and share your own personal stories about the steps here: 12 Steps and Principles of OLGA Forum
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. ("AAWS"). Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with the O.L.G.A. program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only - use of A.A.'s Steps or an adapted version in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or use in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.