Gamblers Anonymous

The Anti-12 Steps of Gamblers Anonymous

 1. I declared that I have total control over my betting and that I can completely manage my life and still win.

(We admitted we were powerless over gambling - that our lives had become unmanageable.)


 2. Came to know that I need no one and that my time gambling help me maintain my happiness and sanity.

(Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to a normal way of thinking and living.)


 3. Made a decision to harness the benefits (as I understand them) of any system I develop, or luck I choose to follow.

(Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of this Power of our own understanding.)


 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of all others.

(Made a searching and fearless moral and financial inventory of ourselves.)


 5. Admitted to no one, including myself, any of my wrongs, no matter how evident.

(Admitted to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.)


 6. I became entirely ready to defend, excuse, and justify my gambling, using personal attacks on others (if necessary), and to minimize any losses that happen.

(Were entirely ready to have these defects of character removed.)


 7. Boldly declare that I have no shortcomings (while secretly believing that anything bad I ever did could not be forgiven).

(Humbly asked God (of our understanding) to remove our shortcomings.)


 8. Made a list of all persons that had (or that I thought had) harmed me and searched for opportunities to collect on those debts.

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


 9. Collected whatever I felt that I was owed whenever possible, regardless of the fact that doing so may cause injury or harm to someone else.

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


 10. Continued to take an inventory of others’ wrongs against me and promptly collected on them when possible.

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


 11. Sought through experimentation, expert opinions, luck, skill, systems, and the advice of other winners, a better, larger win. I search only for more knowledge of how and what to bet on, and the means to do so without consequences.

(Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.)


 12. Having an enjoyable experience from winning, I tried to carry this message to other suffering non winners, to lead them to practice these principles in all their affairs with me. 

(Having made an effort to practice these principles in all our affairs, we tried to carry this message to other compulsive gamblers.)