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Other Harms

Alcoholics Anonymous Personal Inventory Materials

Step 4 – Other Harms (Harms Other Than Sexual)

From the AA Big Book, Chapter 5 – “How It Works,” pages 70 to 71:

“If we have been thorough about our personal inventory, we have written down a lot. We have listed and analyzed our resentments. We have begun to comprehend their futility and their fatality. We have commenced to see their terrible destructiveness. We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people. We have listed the people we have hurt by our conduct, and are willing to straighten out the past if we can.

In this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves. We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him. If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have made a good beginning. That being so you have swallowed and digested some big chunks of truth about yourself.”

You can view and download a copy of the AA-style Step 4 Guide — Other Harms, HERE.

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