The 12 Rewards


  1. Hope instead of desperation.
  2. Faith instead of despair.
  3. Courage instead of fear.
  4. Peace of mind instead of confusion.
  5. Self-respect instead of self-contempt.
  6. Self-confidence instead of helplessness.
  7. The respect of others instead of their pity and contempt.
  8. A clean conscience instead of a sense of guilt.
  9. Real friendships instead of loneliness.
  10. A clean pattern of life instead of a purposeless existence.
  11. The love and understanding of our families instead of their doubts and fears.
  12. The freedom of a happy life instead of the bondage of an alcoholic obsession.

Originally by Ann C. (sober April 1, 1948) of Niles, Ohio and presented at the 1985 International Convention in Montreal, Canada

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