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Tradition Twelve brings the concept of equality to my mind. I hear that members of Twelve Step programs come from everywhere— from Park Avenue to the park bench. No one is more important than anyone else, and our outside status is of no consequence. A program member can recover despite his or her race, religion, or financial status. We exclude no one. The idea of equality helped me. I used to spend a lot of time comparing myself to others and usually losing. I compared my importance, financial status, and past history of addiction to those of others. It took

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