Here are the steps which are a program of recovery.
- We admitted that we were powerless over gambling – that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to a normal way of thinking and living.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of this Power of our own understanding.
- Made a searching and fearless moral and financial inventory of ourselves.
- Admitted to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to have these defects of character removed.
- Humbly ask God (of our understanding) to remove our shortcomings.
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
- 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.
- Having made an effort to practice these principles in all our affairs, we tried to carry this message to other compulsive gamblers.
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Beginning your journey to recovery is a big and brave step. The first moves you make are really important. They set the stage for a better, healthier future.
Taking the first steps towards recovery needs courage, self-awareness, and a promise to change. Realizing that you need a transformation, seeking help from fellows, and setting practical goals are key to starting a successful recovery program. Remember, you’re not alone – there are people, groups, and experts ready to support you at every turn. Embrace this new beginning with determination and hope, knowing that you’re on the road to a brighter future.