Länkarnas 7-step program


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Admit that you have not mastered the spirits
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You have to believe in a power that is stronger than your own
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Do not place any demands on your fellow man
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We ask for absolute honesty, purity, love for fellow human beings and selflessness
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Admit your faults and shortcomings of any other man or woman
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Make up with all persons to whom you are in any anomaly
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As you yourself have been helped will you help others




Länkarna seven steps in their entirety


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Admit that you have not mastered the drug
You must admit you are an alcoholic. This means not only that you can not handle liquor, that life has become unbearable for you and your environment and that you can not manage yourself, but the most important thing is that once you are an alcoholic so you will forever be an alcoholic.
You will possibly eventually be called the former or ex-alcoholic. If we hold up for ten years, so there still remains our morbid sensitivity to alcohol. We consider alcoholism as a disease, almost an allergic against which medical science has not yet succeeded in producing any antibody. The only way for us is therefore to fully and forever quit using alcohol.

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You have to believe in a power that is stronger than your own
If you do not - as we rest in this organisation - has already understood that you do not own power can get rid of your alcohol addiktion, so you must as soon as possible to be absolutely convinced of this fact. The force that helps us is of course much larger than our own, and the experience does, we absolutely believe in it.
You must come to absolutely believe in this force, either you now believe that power comes from a higher power, from the warm Community in this society or from the experiences of Länkarna.

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Do not place any demands on your fellow man
You must change your attitude to life. This does not mean that you should change your political views or anything similar. No, the change is much deeper than that.
It would take too long to right now to go into all the details. Eventually, you enjoy and will understand this important point in its entirety. Now we will just touch on two parts. Firstly alcoholic are among the largest selfish available. It sounds hard, but if you think about it you shall surely find that there is truth, and you must change this Your selfish attitude. Second: Do not just think of yourself but thinking more of others. Do not place any demands on your fellow man, but increasing demands on yourself.

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We ask for absolute honesty, purity, love for fellow human beings and selflessness
Companies a thorough examination of your moral concepts. We covet absolute honesty, purity, love for fellow human beings and selflessness.

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Admit your faults to one another human
Discuss your ills and admit your faults and shortcomings of any other man. This we have found to be one of the most important points. Do not go yourself and carry on something that is the least questionable. Your peers in Länkarna like nothing more than to share your worries and through his experiences help you carry them and help you solve your problems. If you "hide" anything, so you go and carry an unnecessary burden that pulls you down and then enemies: Resentment, hatred, anxiety, fear, self-assertion and alcohol cravings.
Talk to someone comrade, that you very much sympathize with and you will find that the lightening. You agree freer, stronger and safer through the everyday trials and troubles.
In this context we would like to emphasize: Do not think that only your closest, who know that you are an alcoholic. It knows every single person that you somehow come into contact with. You can not hide it and it only costs you a lot of energy trying to do it. The energy should you save for something more important and better.

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Make up with all the people to whom you are in any anomaly
Make up with all persons to whom you are in any anomaly. There may be someone who wronged you in action or words, and it may be someone who you yourself have caused damage to one or the other way. Make a list for yourself on these people. Ponder carefully every person's behavior towards you and think, unless you yourself also to some extent been the cause for grievance. If you would have a clean conscience and the other words are wrong, so forget all means not that he, like you, may also be a suffering human being, which you never thought of. It may be a matter of example, self-assertion, inferiority, lust for power, or the like.
Treat as him or her as a sick person and show patience and willingness to forgive. Think about the significance of these wrongs have for you and if you can possibly do something about them. If you can not, so do not go and carry any grudges. It costs just energy and it allows you to have better use for. The people, whom You have done wrong, you should make up with. If this dampens Your own self-assertion, it is only useful against alcohol craving. Applies the money to be paid back, so make it as far as you can. How much money you get in the hands, when you stopped drinking alcohol, you've probably not had in a very long time. Valid is another injustice you have done someone, acknowledge to him your fault. It is not enough to apologize, You have to try to make up for what you sinned.

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As you have been helped, you should help others
Now, when you come off the booze and it has, if you worked for these points, then you have experienced something which you can not cover individual people. You can thank by helping other alcoholics, and that is all we ask of you.



When this 7-point program was written in 1945 was only alcohol abuse known in Sweden. Of course, greets the Community of Länkarna all current sober addicts welcome whether the practice was due to alcohol, drugs or medicine.
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