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Step Four of AA’s Twelve-Step Program of recovery is infamously the “scary” one, probably because it’s a crucial step towards effective and lasting recovery. Since the overall philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is that alcoholism is just a symptom of a spiritual disease, the real problem is in character flaws that need to be faced and overcome. This requires an inventory that will become the blueprint for your success. The exact wording of step 4 is: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.. Tonight, we talk about Step 4 3:25 To skip the intro Penny, Jennifer,...

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The first step in 12 step recovery programs involves more than just admitting that there is a problem. It means breaking through the denial that has kept the person locked in their misery. The individual has to accept that they have been beaten by their addiction. The exact wording of this step is: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Tonight, we talk about Step 1. 3:25 To skip the intro This week,  Nikki, Penny, Jennifer, Rebekah, Bryan, Tonja, Kim, Kendra, Karen, Chris, Tony, Sam, Chris, Falisha, Nicole, Laura, Audrey, Joel, Betsy,...

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Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan.  Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting.   A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share.  Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks.  Each stick has a recovery topic written on it.  We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks 3:25 To skip the intro This week,  Todd, Betsy,...

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Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at Cedar River Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA - May 5th 2002 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"

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With Step 10, the Big Book tells us sanity has returned. “We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically.”

The process of looking at our character defects and our wrongs that we began in the Fourth Step continues with this Step. “We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next Function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.”

Now that we have cleaned up the mistakes of the past and made reparations for them, this Step tells us how to maintain the new state of serenity and freedom we have achieved. With Step 10, we monitor our character defects and their consequences through a daily inventory, taking prompt corrective action as needed to keep our slate clean and our character defects in check.

In other words,

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With Step 10, the Big Book tells us sanity has returned. “We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically.”

The process of looking at our character defects and our wrongs that we began in the Fourth Step continues with this Step. “We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next Function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.”

Now that we have cleaned up the mistakes of the past and made reparations for them, this Step tells us how to maintain the new state of serenity and freedom we have achieved. With Step 10, we monitor our character defects and their consequences through a daily inventory, taking prompt corrective action as needed to keep our slate clean and our character defects in check.

In other words,
In step 9, we cleaned up the wreckage of the past. And now in Step 10, we clean up the wreckage of the present.

Let’s start with you ?,
What is the purpose of Step 10 for you?
What does Step 10 look like for you?

Why does the Step begin with “Continued to take…?”
Why is the process of taking an inventory as important as admitting when we are wrong?
What does the phrase “personal inventory” mean to you?
How does this differ from the moral inventory of Step 4?

What actions are required in this step for you?
What does it mean to be “wrong”? Examples?

What are your major character defects and how do they manifest?
What does the phrase “promptly admit it” mean to you? How do you know when you have taken this step?

Step 10 Worksheet
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What would you say to the new guy about Step 10?