The Twelve Promises

The Twelve Promises of Recovery are found in Step Nine.

  1. The rewards we’ve received from taking Steps Eight and Nine are profound and sublime.
  2. These actions have enabled us to live to good purpose and empowered us to be of service to others.
  3. Miracles have become everyday reality.
  4. We do things that we could never have done alone.
  5. God has become a living force in our lives.
  6. We have grown free and joyful.
  7. Service to others has replaced selfishness.
  8. We’ve lost our fears and regained trust in God, ourselves, and other human beings.
  9. Petty problems have stopped bedeviling us.
  10. Our attitude has turned from denial, defiance, and belligerence to gratitude, humility, and a sincere effort to be of service.
  11. We have gained dignity as we’ve retaken our proper place in society.
  12. The hard work that we put into the first Nine Steps was a precious accomplishment and a valuable gift.