4th Step Guides and 12 Step Study Work Sheets from Dallas B.'s Big Book 12 Step Study Workshops
These are the Original and Official 4th Step Guides and Worksheets used in the Dallas B., AA Big Book 4th Step Workshops and 12 Step Study Workshops.
If you get these 4th Step Worksheets anywhere else -- they are most likely not the originals :-)
Dallas B., made an arrangement with the Alcohol Addiction Foundation (which now operates this website) that, The Foundation will keep the original work as it was -- and will distribute it free -- to anyone who requests it.
For Integrity: By having THIS website distribute the original work -- he is insured, that what he has passed on to others, will be passed on to others, and that it will not be changed, modified or diluted.
These worksheets are distilled from right out of the Big Book! They have been used by literally thousands of AA's, NA's, Al-Anon's, OA Overeater's, CA''s, GA's (and all kinds of Other A's) :-) and Members from all 12 Step Programs that use the actual 12 Steps that are in the book, Alcoholics Anonymous.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF!
You can get the MOST out of this, by taking time to read the INSTRUCTIONS.
Or, you can do like most alcoholics do -- and rush down to the bottom of the page for the links -- download the worksheets and instructions, and get started. The choice is yours!
Keep in mind -- that in the Early Days of Alcoholics Anonymous -- low-bottom drunks were not only staying sober -- for the rest of their lives -- they were RECOVERING AND GETTING BETTER!
That's right! They GOT BETTER! They had incredible Life Transforming Experiences. They re-created their lives just as if they had been re-born!
Not only can YOU change -- but your whole life inside AND on the outside can change!
You can know success in life -- that is completely unimaginable!
You don't hear much about this in your local AA Meetings, do you?
You start feeling on top of the world, because you fell in love with Sobriety -- because of the transformation that taking the 12 Steps did to you -- and some old-fart dinosaur that has never even read the Big Book -- will try to bring you down, and tell you "Oh! You're just on a Pink Cloud! Be careful -- when you fall off of it!"
Guess what? BEING HAPPY and FEELING GOOD is what God WANTS for you!
That's God's will! He WANTS you to be HAPPY, JOYOUS and FREE -- while Sober! And, that is why God has given us HIS Spiritual Tool-kit, the 12 Steps!
YES this is in the Big Book -- just read about it on page 132.
It says We are SURE... It doesn't say, I wonder if. It doesn't say, Maybe... it doesn't say We think...
It says WE ARE SURE... GOD WANTS... God wants us to be happy, joyous, and free.
God wants you to get well! He wants you to live a successful and an abundant life -- Helping others. What OTHER is going to want what you have -- IF you're not happy with what you have? :-)
Now... Follow the Instructions and get your happy on! :-)
Step 4: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."
NOTE: Scroll down this page for the links to the 5 worksheets that you can download. (About the middle of this page). You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader for the forms. Click on the links and they will open them and save or print a copy. Or, you can right click your mouse button on the link, and select "Save Target As" to download them to your PC.
"To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book."
— Forward to the First Edition of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous
There is much more to life than being physically sober.
There is much more to sobriety than having the obsession for alcohol removed.
Sober isn’t much fun - unless we can learn to be happy and sober.
To be happy WHILE sober requires emotional sobriety.
The Fourth Step is ONE of our first action step towards physical and emotional sobriety.
We are in a process to recreate our lives.
In Step 3, We made a decision to give up our old plans for living and to try A.A.’s 12 Step Plan for Living.
Step Four is a fact-finding and fact-facing process. We are searching for the "causes and conditions" of our miserable results in life!
We want to uncover the truth about ourselves.
We want to discover the attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, fears, actions, behaviors, and the behavior patterns - that have been blocking us and causing us problems and causing our failure.
We want to learn the exact nature our "character defects" and what causes us to do the unacceptable things we do - so that once they are removed - we can acquire and live with new attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, actions and behaviors for our HIGHEST good, and for the HIGHEST good of those with whom we come in contact.
This prepares us to live a life of purpose - where we can be in maximum fit condition to be of service to others.
And, by taking inventory and learning the exact nature of our wrongs - we will be able to recognize when we might be slipping into our old way of life - and headed for new problems, and possibly relapse.
If you doubt that you have any problems — just think back to the last time that you felt restless, irritable and discontented.
Remember when you got angry - with your self or with another person.
Remember the last time you were disturbed. Remember the last time you had a problem or troubles. The last time you felt uncomfortable and not at ease in a situation.
What was it? Whom was it with? What happened?
Everything contained in the Fourth Step Inventory Worksheets is directly from the book - Alcoholics Anonymous.
The worksheets are the results of hundreds of hours of intense study — The were created by using the PRECISE instructions in the Big Book
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print the worksheets. Most browsers and computers will already have this installed.
Be sure to download ALL FIVE WORKSHEETS below:
The first one is the 4th Step Guide Instructions page. Read the instructions page first. If you have you can contact Dallas B. in the 12 Step Forums here. Or with the website contact form — and we will be sure that he gets it!
1 The 4th Step Guide Instructions
2. The 4th Step - Resentments worksheet.
3. The 4th Step - Fears worksheet
4. The 4th Step - Harms To Others Worksheet
5. The 4th Step - Sex Conduct Worksheet.
There is a detailed instruction sheet that goes with the Step 4 forms, from the workshop. Please read that instruction sheet, follow the instructions, and also read all the references in the Big Book mentioned in the instructions, and read the Big Book references on each one of the individual forms.
If someone offers you one that you can type your 4th Step Inventory in it — RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN! The Big Book SPECIFICALLY instructs us NOT to do this! :-)
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What is more OFFICIAL literature in AA — than The Book, Alcoholics Anonymous?
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