Posted by: RealisticRecovery | May 6, 2009

12 Steps – Humanist Version

here’s another secular version of the 12 Steps pioneered by AA. found on sossobriety.org

12 Steps – Humanist Version

This version of secularized steps was created by the renowned behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner and first published in “The Humanist”.

1. We accept the fact that all our efforts to stop drinking have failed.

2. We believe that we must turn elsewhere for help.

3. We turn to our fellow men and women, particularly those who have struggled with the same problem.

4. We have made a list of the situations in which we are most likely to drink.

5. We ask our friends to help us avoid those situations.

6. We are ready to accept the help they give us.

7. We honestly hope they will help.

8. We have made a list of the persons we have harmed and to whom we hope to make amends.

9. We shall do all we can to make amends, in any way that will not cause further harm.

10. We will continue to make such lists and revise them as needed.

11. We appreciate what our friends have done and are doing to help us.

12. We, in turn, are ready to help others who may come to us in the same way.

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Responses

  1. does this even work?

    • Not sure…
      It works the same as the original 12 Steps tho, if that answers it. 🙂
      Mike


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