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Alcoholism Recovery Program
Each month we focus on a Step, Tradition, and Concept, and provide a quote from Bill W.

Step 4

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

We want to find exactly how, when, and where our natural desires have warped us. We wish to look squarely at the unhappiness this has caused others and ourselves.

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions p. 43

Tradition 4

Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.

 An A.A. group need not be coerced by any human government over and above its own members. Their own experience, plus A.A. opinion in surrounding groups, plus God’s prompting in their group conscience would be sufficient.

The Language of the Heart p. 81

Concept 4

Throughout our Conference structure, we ought to maintain at all responsible levels a traditional “Right of Participation,” taking care that each classification or group of our world servants shall be allowed a voting representation in reasonable proportion to the responsibility that each must discharge.

 It is our shining ideal that the “spiritual cooperation” of A.A. should never include any members who are regarded as “second class.”

Twelve Concepts for World Service p. 19