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  • 1. I declare my complete control over alcohol and everything else; and further declare that my life is in perfect order

  • 2. I recognize no power as great as I am; nor any person as smart as I am, and if you don't like it come outside

  • 3. I made a decision to run my life and everyone else's life to suit only me - and I pity those who get in my way.

  • 4. I make a searching and through inventory of everyone other than myself - and find them woefully lacking in all respects; and I never hesitate to tell them so.

  • 5. I admitted to no one, including, God and Myself, that there could possibly be anything wrong with me, or my actions.

  • 6. I went to extreme efforts to protect and increase my defects of character-and did a little drinking besides.

  • 7. I continued my obnoxious arrogant air of asking no one for anything-my Big Eye was for telling, not asking.

  • 8. I kept a complete list of all persons who had harmed me, either real or imaginary, and swore to get even with them all.

  • 9. I got even where possible, except when to do so might injure me.

  • 10. I continued to bitch and whine about everything to everyone and, when I was right, promptly reminded them.

  • 11. I sought through scheming and conniving to materially improve myself - at the expense of my fellow man. I ever hesitate, when the opportunity presents itself, to bring disaster and misery to anyone who happens to cross my path.

  • 12. Having had a complete moral, physical, financial and spiritual breakdown, all of my remaining effort was directed toward dragging those near me - and dear to me - down to these same depths of despair; And I did a little drinking too.

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