I am powerless over alcohol, drugs and other people's behavior, and my life got real messed up because of it.
I need help. I can't do it alone anymore.
I've made a decision to reach out for a Power greater than me to help out.
I wrote down all the things that bother me about myself and others, and all the things I like, too.
I shared these with someone I trust because I don't have to keep them a secret anymore.
My Higher Power helps me with this, too.
The more I trust myself and my Higher Power, the more I learn to trust others.
I made a list of the people I hurt and the ways I hurt myself. I can now forgive myself and others.
I talked with these people even if I was scared to because I know it would help me feel better about myself.
I keep on discovering more things about myself each day and if I hurt someone, I apologize.
When I am patient and pray, I get closer to my Higher Power, and that helps me to know myself better.
By using these steps, I've become a new person. I don't have to feel alone anymore, and I can help others.
*From Kids' Power: Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics, by Jerry Moe and Don Pohlman