The Twelve Steps: Step 1

Step 1 - Key Principle

Admit that you, of yourself, are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanageable. Blog

Step 1 - Action Step

Become willing to abstain Blog

Step 1 - Action Step

Let go of pride and seek humility Blog

Step 1 - Action Step

Admit the problem; seek help; attend meetings Blog

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"By emulating the Master, who endured temptations but “gave no heed unto them,” we, too, can live in a world filled with temptations “such as [are] common to man”. Of course Jesus noticed the tremendous temptations that came to him, but He did not process and reprocess them. Instead, He rejected them promptly. If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us! Turning these unwanted lodgers away at the doorstep of the mind is one way of giving “no heed.” Besides, these would-be lodgers are actually barbarians who, if admitted, can be evicted only with great trauma."

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987