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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 DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... against a possible slip.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
4. Because every time I do it I take out a little more insurance for myself against a possible slip.


2.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... against a slip.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
Maybe I should take out some insurance against a slip.


3.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... against all arguments and which cannot fail ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer


4.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... against all information, which is proof against ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer


5.
View INTRODUCTION   ... against any change to it.   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
However, because the book has helped so many alcoholics find recovery, there exists strong sentiment within the Fellowship against any change to it.


6.
View PREFACE   ... against any radical changes being made in ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
Because this book has become the basic text for our Society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery, there exists strong sentiment against any radical changes being made in it.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... against arousing resentment or jealousy.   BB Working With Others, p.100  
You should warn against arousing resentment or jealousy.


8.
View STEP TEN essay   ... against "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... against certain theological terms and conceptions about ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
There is no use arousing any prejudice he may have against certain theological terms and conceptions about which he may already be confused.


10.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... against God.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
The longer he kept dry, the louder he talked -- against God.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... against hope we were not true alcoholics.   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
At first some of us tried to avoid the issue, hoping against hope we were not true alcoholics.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... against marriage partnership and compatible union.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
When alcoholism strikes, very unnatural situations may develop which work against marriage partnership and compatible union.


13.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... against organized religion.   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We, who have traveled this dubious path, beg you to lay aside prejudice, even against organized religion.


14.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... against people suspected of mixed motives.   12&12 Tradition Ten, pp.177-178  
Bitter attacks have been directed against people suspected of mixed motives.


15.
View STEP TWO essay   ... against religion, and those who are downright ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... against spiritual terms deter you from honestly ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... against such a theory.   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
When they talked of a God personal to me, who was love, superhuman strength and direction, I became irritated and my mind snapped shut against such a theory.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... against that of other years and, when ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Today's life is measured against that of other years and, when it falls short, the family may be unhappy.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... against the first drink.   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
We are without defense against the first drink.


20.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... against the first drink.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
Not only had I been off guard, I had made no fight whatever against the first drink.


21.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... against the first drink.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink.


22.
View STEP SIX essay   ... against the grace of God.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
The moment we say, "No, never!" our minds close against the grace of God.


23.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... against the idea of bowing before any ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
We well remember how something deep inside us kept rebelling against the idea of bowing before any God.


24.
View STEP ONE essay   ... against the idea of personal powerlessness.   12&12 Step One, p.21  
Every natural instinct cries out against the idea of personal powerlessness.


25.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... against the use of names or pictures, ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Provided anonymity was maintained on these platforms, and reporters present were cautioned against the use of names or pictures, the result was fine.


26.
View STEP SIX essay   ... against their own deepest instinct.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
They work against their own deepest instinct.


27.
View STEP NINE essay   Against this background we can freely admit ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Against this background we can freely admit the damage we have done and make our apologies.


28.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... against us.   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to see that every time we played the big shot, we turned people against us.


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