Step 5

Admitted to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

In Step 5, the member is truthful not only to himself, but to someone else, either on an individual or group basis. By revealing to another person the full extent of one’s shortcomings, one gains an objectivity and perspective not otherwise available.

After making a thorough moral and financial inventory, it is imperative that the compulsive gambler share the findings with someone else. The admission of wrong-doing brings immense relief. Keeping the facts of the moral inventory locked inside oneself imposes a burden heavier than any person can bear. By sharing, pressure and anxiety are released.