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12 Steps to Quit WoW

The 12-step approach was first formulated by Alcoholics Anonymous and has since been adopted by Sex Addicts Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other addiction groups. Here is a version of the 12 steps adapted from the original 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and intended for use towards dysfunctional video gaming behavior. I've also created a secular version for the agnostics and atheists out there:

Secular 12 Steps
1. We admitted we were powerless over video game addiction -that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that these 12 Steps, as a means to improving ourselves, could help us toward normal living.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care these 12 steps and to the loving care of this group.
4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our character for ourselves.
5. Admitted to our group, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our faults and misdeeds.
6. Were entirely ready to practice the program in order to remove our defects of character.
7. Humbly asked the help of others in the removal of our short comings and resolved to work to remove these faults ourselves.
8. Made a list of all persons we harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through study and meditation to improve our understanding of nature and to gain knowledge of right and wrong and to build strength to apply that knowledge.
12. Having improved ourselves as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other video game addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

12 Steps (Spiritual)
1. We admitted we were powerless over video game addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other video game addicts and to practice these principles in our lives.