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An Agnostic's 12 Steps
I include the following for Humanist,
agnostic and atheist alcoholics who, like myself, find it intellectually
impossible to subscribe to any program which relies so heavily on a belief
in a god, "A Humanist Alternative to A.A.'s 12 Steps" by B. F.
Skinner (Harvard University Scientist) From July/August 1987 Humanist
1. We accept the fact that all of our efforts to stop drinking have
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
5. We ask our friends to help us avoid those situations.
6. We are ready to accept the help they give us.
7. We earnestly hope that 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 which will not cause
10. We will continue to make such list 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
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