12 Steps and Principles for Internet and Technology Addiction Anonymous

These twelve steps and principles are guidelines for members of Internet and Technology Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) to live by. We can recognize and overcome living issues by using the twelve steps and/or principles. If you choose to embrace these steps and principles into your life, it will get better, no matter what you are having a problem with.

  1. HONESTY: Admit that we are powerless to overcome our addictions and that our life has become unmanageable.
  2. HOPE: Come to believe that the power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.
  3. TRUST: Decide to turn our will and our life over to the care of our higher power as you understand it.
  4. TRUTH: Make a searching and fearless written moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. INTEGRITY: Admit to ourselves, to a higher power, and another human being we trust the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. CHANGE OF HEART: Become entirely ready to have a higher power remove all our character defects.
  7. HUMILITY: Humbly ask a higher power to remove our shortcomings.
  8. BROTHERLY LOVE: Make a written list of all persons we have harmed and become willing to make restitution to them all.
  9. RESTITUTION AND RECONCILIATION: Wherever possible, make direct restitution to all persons we have harmed, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. ACCOUNTABILITY: Continue to take personal inventory, and when we are wrong promptly admit it.

.PERSEVERANCE: We listened (and continue to listen) to our hearts. We earnestly seek to understand our higher power, whatever that may be on any given day. We continue to give ourselves credit for earnest effort, however imperfect.

  1. SERVICE AND SPIRITUALITY: Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, share this message with others who excessively use technology and practice these principles in all we do.

Note: The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have been adapted for Internet and Technology Addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (“A.A.W.S.”). A.A. is not affiliated with Internet and Technology Addiction Anonymous as A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only.

Visit: netaddictionanon.com for fellowship

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