Ricketts Glen State Park

Promises for Beginners in Recovery from Alcoholism

  • You will know your full name and address.
  • You will be able to shave yourself, or put on your makeup, whichever pleases you.
  • You will be able to dress and undress yourself.
  • You will know the town, the state, and the country you live in.
  • You will be able to find socks that match, or nylons without runs.
  • You will be able to smoke without burning yourself, your clothes, or the furniture.
  • You will lose the fear of food.
  • You will be able to walk a straight line and pass the drunk driving test.
  • You will spend less time in the bathroom and be able to brush your teeth without gagging
  • You will lose the fear of police cars.
  • You will be able to answer the door without having to look through the peephole.
  • You will realize what a hell of a mess you were, and thank God, or your HP for AA.
  1. See also
  2. 12 Rewards of Recovery
  3. Recovery Promises to …
  4. The Little Red Book. An Interpretation of the Twelve Steps of The Alcoholics Anonymous Program - a classic recovery book
  5. A Woman’s Way Through the Twelve Steps: Complete Collection
  6. A Man’s Way Through the 12 Steps