The Missoula Fourth D Club is a place where people can meet, share their experiences and gain strength and hope from each other in their common endeavor to achieve and maintain a life free from the use of drugs and alcohol.
Members are exposed to and learn the philosophy of absolute abstinence from the use of alcohol and other mind altering substances, including the use of non-prescribed drugs and the abuse of prescribed medications.
In connection, the Club may sponsor social and/or recreational activities to accomplish this purpose as well as provide meeting space for groups of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and other 12-step recovery groups in the Missoula Area, on such terms and conditions as its Board of Directors may determine to be appropriate. The Club may also engage in any other lawful activities which promote its primary purpose.
In 1947, Bill W., the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous wrote a Grapevine article on clubs such as as the Fourth D. This became part of the pamphlet AA Tradition-How it Developed (see page 15)