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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 7

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God.

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 76


Tradition 7

Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

Why should not each of us tell himself: “Yes we A.A.’s were once a burden on everybody.  We were ‘takers.’ Now that we are sober, and by the grace of God have become responsible citizens of the world, why shouldn’t we now about-face and become ‘thankful givers’!”

The Language of the Heart, p. 86


Concept 7

The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.

The practical power of the conference will nearly always be superior to the legal power of the trustees. The superior power in the conference flows from the powerful traditional influence of the charter itself.

Twelve Concepts for World Service, p. 21