Racine Area Central Office
3701 Durand Avenue
Racine, WI 53405
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-2pm
Racine Area Central Office (RACO) serves as an informational source, bookstore, and meeting place for recovery. Whether you are looking for local meetings or are interested in learning more about recovery, RACO is at your service.
Want to get more involved in your recovery? RACO is currently seeking volunteers! Call or stop in and ask for John, the staffing coordinator, for more information.
"The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution.
We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action."
-- Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, page 17
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity .
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him,
praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other
alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.