The 12 step model is a plan of recovery that offers a spiritual path to healing. Here are the 12 steps of ITAA:
Step 1: We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, and that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2: We came to believe that power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3: We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of such power.
Step 4: We made a searching and fearless personal inventory of ourselves.
Step 5: We admitted to ourselves, another human being, and power greater than ourselves the exact nature of our problematic behavior and attitudes.
Step 6: We were entirely ready to have power greater than ourselves completely free us of all these defects of character.
Step 7: We humbly sought from higher power the removal of our shortcomings.
Step 8: We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11: We sought through practices such as meditation and prayer to improve our conscious contact with power greater than ourselves, seeking only knowledge of what to do and the strength to do so.
Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to internet and technology addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.