The Sequence of ACA Recovery

The following sequence is what we go through as we work our recovery program:

  • Hitting bottom/Asking for and accepting help
  • Admitting powerlessness and unmanageability
  • Becoming open to spirituality and a spiritual solution
  • Getting honest/Inventorying our past
  • Telling our story openly and honestly with another
  • Humbly seeking the removal of shortcomings
  • Finding self-forgiveness
  • Making amends to those harmed
  • Continuing inventory of daily thoughts and behavior
  • Finding discernment
  • Meditating and seeking spiritual direction
  • Practicing love and self-love
  • Carrying the message of recovery to others