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“There is nothing noble about being superior to your fellow man. 
True nobility is being superior to your former self”

— Ernest Hemingway

I am a recovering addict with a passion for sharing my own experience, strength, and hope in recovery. I found recovery and 12-step groups challenging due to the excessive use of “God” and the concept of being spirituality centered around a traditional Christian ideology. Being Agnostic does not mean a lack of spirituality or that I am an Atheist. On the contrary, I have found a path to recovery that works for me, and I wish to share my journey with all addicts, including those who also struggle with the traditional concepts of spirituality.

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Explore the six cornerstone categories of my personal journey.


As the tolls of addiction wore off, what was left behind had long been ignored. I fed the Mental, Personal and Physical condition of the body.


Pushing myself to seek knowledge and grow my Intellect, work the program and seek a Spirituality that made sense for me, and finding my Purpose.


Learning to build new Friendships, understand Intimacy, and finding the lost connection with Self has been a process of laughter and tears.


It’s time to live life and Travel, seek out Reviews and experience something new, and fill free time with a world of Activities right outside the door.


I discovered a new desire to explore human activity. My eyes were opened to diverse Culture, my Environment, and Technology to enrich our lives.


We must now take care of our Home and create a safe space, learn how to Budget a new life, and pursue Professional enhancement.

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The Agnostic 12-Steps

Adapted by The Agnostic Addict

Below are the 12-Steps I use for my program of recovery. You can also find a PDF of these steps under the documents section on the resources page.

In the spaces shown, fill in your own addiction/drug and the fellowship applicable to you.

Step 1

We admitted we were powerless over __________________ — that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step 2

Came to believe and to accept that we needed strengths beyond our awareness and resources to restore us to sanity.

Step 3

Made a decision to entrust our will and our lives to the care of the collective wisdom and resources of those who have searched before us.

Step 4

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step 5

Admitted to ourselves without reservation, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step 6

Were ready to accept help in letting go of all our defects of character.

Step 7

With humility and openness sought to eliminate our shortcomings.

Step 8

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step 9

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step 10

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

Step 11

Sought through ongoing recovery to improve our awareness and understanding of the _____ way of life and to discover the resources to carry out that way of life.

Step 12

Having had an awakening of strengths beyond our awareness as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other __________________, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.