SOS meets every Sunday at 3 PM at City Island Library

April 5, 2009

Every Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) at the City Island Library in Daytona Beach

Founded by James Christopher, SOS is the world's largest non-12-step, non-religious, non-spiritual addiction recovery program.  It is overseen by an International Advisory Board of people with expertise in the field of addictions of all kinds.  There is no spiritual or religious content.  To learn more, please visit www.secularsobriety.org/ . or call 386-671-1921

Tampa:  Call 813-849-7571

The following is the basis of almost all recovery program in the United States -- EXCEPT SOS:

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous:   

1 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable.

2 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3 Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5 Admitted to God , to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6 Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7 Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings .

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

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

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

11 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 had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps , we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.  

From:  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Story of How many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism NEW AND REVISED EDITION (Second Edition) ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS PUBLISHING, INC  NEW YORK CITY 1955 pp. 59-60