Wednesday, January 13, 2010

12 STEPS of Gamblers Anonymous Have A Corollary Bearign on alcoholism Addiction

This information was written by Mr. Jose A. Tojino, M.D President of the Philippine Foundation on Compulsive Gambling.

It is presented here as aid in the recovery process for both.
  1. We admitted we were powerless over gambling/drinking-that our lives have become unmanageable.

  2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to a normal way of thinking and loving.

  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. Admit to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

  6. We're entirely ready to have this defects of character removed.

  7. Humbly ask 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. Continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

  11. Sough through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying for only knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

  12. Having made an effort to practice this principles in all our affairs, we tried to carry this message to other compulsive gamblers/drinkers.