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


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View CONTENTS   ... allergy.  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Mental obsession plus physical allergy.


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View STEP ONE essay   ... allergy of the body that insured we ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
The tyrant alcohol wielded a double-edged sword over us: first we were smitten by an insane urge that condemned us to go on drinking, and then by an allergy of the body that insured we would ultimately destroy ourselves in the process.


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... allergy; that the phenomenon of craving is ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We believe, and so suggested a few years ago, that the action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.


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View STEP ONE essay   ... allergy, they called it.  12&12 Step One, p.22  
Relentlessly deepening our dilemma, our sponsors pointed out our increasing sensitivity to alcohol -- an allergy, they called it.


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... allergy to alcohol interests us.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
The doctor's theory that we have an allergy to alcohol interests us.


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... allergy which differentiates these people, and sets ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
This phenomenon, as we have suggested, may be the manifestation of an allergy which differentiates these people, and sets them apart as a distinct entity.


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