The Twelve Steps: Step 1

Step 1 - Key Principle

Admit that you, of yourself, are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanageable. Blog

Step 1 - Action Step

Become willing to abstain Blog

Step 1 - Action Step

Let go of pride and seek humility Blog

Step 1 - Action Step

Admit the problem; seek help; attend meetings Blog

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"I will speak briefly of the principle of repentance. How grateful I am for the understanding we have of this great principle. It is not a harsh principle, as I thought when I was a boy. It is kind and merciful. The Hebrew root of the word means, simply, "to turn," or to return, to God. Jehovah pled with the children of Israel: "Return . . . and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful . . . and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God." When we acknowledge our sins, confess them and forsake them, and turn to God, He will forgive us."

— Richard G. Hinckley

General Conference April 2006