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4th Step Inventory Guide


The point of the 4th step inventory is to take a " fearless moral inventory of ourselves." Put another way it is an opportunity to take an honest look at yourself and decide what you want to keep (attributes and virtues) and what you want to get rid of (addiction). In AA they use the term "character defects," but this is old fashioned. Addiction is a disorder not a defect.

This step is necessary if you want to change. Change is the most important element in recovery. You cannot change what you cannot accept responsibility for and to do this you must (1) identify your shortcomings, (2) acknowledge them, and (3) understand them. Therefore, the more details you put on your inventory the better.

This guide is a "work in progress." When you are finished with your inventory, send us your suggestions for changes, additions, deletions, etc.

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