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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 TRADITION THREE essay   ... admission, A.A.'s other group received into its ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Not long after the man with the double stigma knocked for admission, A.A.'s other group received into its membership a salesman we shall call Ed.


2.
View STEP TEN essay   ... admission and correction of errors now.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
It requires an admission and correction of errors now.


3.
View STEP TWO essay   ... admission, he is faced with something really ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
But now, still smarting from that admission, he is faced with something really impossible.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... admission into a new life.  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life.


5.
View STEP THREE essay   ... admission of alcoholism and by attendance at ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
More sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.


6.
View CONTENTS   ... admission of defects, few could stay sober.  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6  
Without fearless admission of defects, few could stay sober.


7.
View STEP ONE essay   ... admission of hopelessness.  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Many less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did not succeed because they could not make the admission of hopelessness.


8.
View STEP NINE essay   ... admission of our defects.  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
At this first sitting, it is necessary only that we make a general admission of our defects.


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... admission of our defects based upon that ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Hence it was most evident that a solitary self-appraisal, and the admission of our defects based upon that alone, wouldn't be nearly enough.


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... admission of our defects to another human ...  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Most of us would declare that without a fearless admission of our defects to another human being we could not stay sober.


11.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... admission of our wretched conduct to those ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
We got a pretty severe shock when we realized that we were preparing to make a face-to-face admission of our wretched conduct to those we had hurt.


12.
View CONTENTS   Admission of powerlessness is the first step ...  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Admission of powerlessness is the first step in liberation.


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his ...  12&12 Step Seven, pp.72-73  
Every newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes for himself, that his humble admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his first step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.


14.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... admission price had purchased more than we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
But this admission price had purchased more than we expected.


15.
View CONTENTS   ... admission price to new life.  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7  
Pain is the admission price to new life.


16.
View STEP ONE essay   ... admission that our lives have become unmanageable, ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Since Step One requires an admission that our lives have become unmanageable, how could people such as these take this Step?


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... admission that when drinking we were sometimes ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
We search for an easier way -- which usually consists of the general and fairly painless admission that when drinking we were sometimes bad actors.


18.
View STEP SIX essay   ... admission we were powerless over alcohol, can ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.


19.
View STEP TEN essay   ... admission would be helpful.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Whenever we fail any of these people, we can promptly admit it -- to ourselves always, and to them also, when the admission would be helpful.


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