Tradition Four – There are no musts…but is it good for OA as a whole?

There’s a new podcast series for 2016 centered on “Service and My Recovery.” In addition to the Steps and Traditions, each podcast explores one of the Twelve Concepts of OA Service. Podcasts are available at any time and at no charge, so follow this series to become more familiar with the Concepts and to learn the many ways service can boost your program and strengthen your recovery.

Principles of Tradition Four – Autonomy, and Concept Four – Equality

Listen to the podcast here.

“Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or OA as a whole.” – Tradition Four

“The right of participation ensures equality of opportunity for all in the decision—making process.”– Concept Four

The principle of Tradition Four is Autonomy and Concept Four is Equality. The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how autonomy and equality are important in both their service work and in their lives. For additional study, review The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and The Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

The 2016 podcasts are produced from recordings of monthly virtual workshops held on the second Sunday of every month, and OA members can also participate in the virtual workshops before new podcasts are released. See the Datebook Calendar on for the complete schedule of telephone workshops and dial-in instructions.

Previous podcasts in this series include –

Tradition One – United We Stand
Tradition Two – Who’s in Charge?
Tradition Three – All together now we are reaching out our hands

2015 Workshop Series

If you need help working the Twelve Steps, check out last year’s “Working All Twelve Steps” podcast series. Each podcast focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.