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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... acquired.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... acquired a better attitude toward him, we ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
It may be he has done us more harm than we have done him and, though we may have acquired a better attitude toward him, we are still not too keen about admitting our faults.


3.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... acquired certain ideas concerning a possible means ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
In the course of his third treatment he acquired certain ideas concerning a possible means of recovery.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... acquired much actual humility.   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
But while this was a humiliating experience, it didn't necessarily mean that we had yet acquired much actual humility.


5.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... acquired some ideas which he put into ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Many years ago one of the leading contributors to this book came under our care in this hospital and while here he acquired some ideas which he put into practical application at once.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... acquired such a profound knowledge of the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Above all, he believed he had acquired such a profound knowledge of the inner workings of his mind and its hidden springs that relapse was unthinkable.


7.
View STEP TEN essay   ... acquired the habit of accurate self-appraisal.   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
The emphasis on inventory is heavy only because a great many of us have never really acquired the habit of accurate self-appraisal.


8.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... acquired the impeccable coat of tan one ...   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
I acquired the impeccable coat of tan one sees upon the well-to-do.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... acquired the rudiments of faith, and now ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... acquired, will find he can win out.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
We doubt if many of them can do it, because none will really want to stop, and hardly one of them, because of the peculiar mental twist already acquired, will find he can win out.


11.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... acquired, would keep him sober the rest ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
He was positive that this humiliating experience, plus the knowledge he had acquired, would keep him sober the rest of his life.


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