Steps 1 to 3: Give it up.
Steps 4 to 7: Clean it up.
Steps 8 to 9: Make it up.
Steps 10 to 12: Keep it up.
* borrowed from my friend JB
Find a program:
Alcoholics Anonymous: “Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.”
Al-Anon: “Strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.”
Narcotics Anonymous: “NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We… meet regularly to help each other stay clean. … We are not interested
in what or how much you used… but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.”
Nar-Anon: “The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend.”