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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... bad.  BB Into Action, p.76  
When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.


2.
View STEP TWO essay   ... bad.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
In spots its morality was impossibly good; in others it seemed impossibly bad.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... bad account and start fresh with him?  BB To Employers, p.145  
Can you charge this off as you would a bad account and start fresh with him?


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... bad actors.  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.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... bad and people began to cut us ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Even before our drinking got bad and people began to cut us off, nearly all of us suffered the feeling that we didn't quite belong.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... bad, and that ended the beer experiment.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
Of course, the result was very bad, and that ended the beer experiment.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... bad as ever.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Commencing to drink after a period of sobriety, we are in a short time as bad as ever.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... bad boy.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
At this point he firmly but lovingly commences to behave like a partner instead of like a bad boy.


9.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... bad case of D.T.'s, he's pretty foggy, ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
He's had a bad case of D.T.'s, he's pretty foggy, and he's very suspicious of everybody.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... bad case of jitters.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
We first saw Fred about a year ago in a hospital where he had gone to recover from a bad case of jitters.


11.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... bad case of jitters if you get ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
It may be worth a bad case of jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition.


12.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... bad effect on him, too.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
When an A.A. talks for money, whether at a meeting or to a single newcomer, it can have a very bad effect on him, too.


13.
View STEP TWO essay   ... bad enough, he thinks, to admit alcohol ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
It's bad enough, he thinks, to admit alcohol has him down for keeps.


14.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... bad for him and bad for me.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
I realized that my five-dollar gift to the slippee was an ego-feeding proposition, bad for him and bad for me.


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... bad for me.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
I realized that my five-dollar gift to the slippee was an ego-feeding proposition, bad for him and bad for me.


16.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... bad health, and those who seldom play, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
Everybody knows that those in bad health, and those who seldom play, do not laugh much.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... bad-intentioned, that no amount of patience will ...  BB To Wives, p.108  
We realize some men are thoroughly bad-intentioned, that no amount of patience will make any difference.


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... bad motive underneath a good one, permeates ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
This odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top to bottom.


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... bad one, but I would not exchange ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
My old manner of life was by no means a bad one, but I would not exchange its best moments for the worst I have now.


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... bad repute and hopelessness?  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
How can they rise out of such misery, bad repute and hopelessness?


21.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... bad result.  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
This lack of anchorage to any permanent values, this blindness to the true purpose of our lives, produced another bad result.


22.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... bad taste.  BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
We hope no one will consider these self-revealing accounts in bad taste.


23.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... bad thing in some cases.  BB To Wives, p.120  
Though it is infinitely better that he have no relapse at all, as has been true with many of our men, it is by no means a bad thing in some cases.


24.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... bad time of it in our world.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Humility, as a word and as an ideal, has a very bad time of it in our world.


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... bad, to the abnormal action of alcohol ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
But these scrapes can generally be charged, no matter how bad, to the abnormal action of alcohol on his mind.


26.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... bad to worse until sophomore spring when, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
This went from bad to worse until sophomore spring when, after a prolonged period of drinking, I made up my mind that I could not complete my course, so I packed my grip and went South to spend a month on a large farm owned by a friend of mine.


27.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... bad, we arouse anger in others.  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If our tempers are consistently bad, we arouse anger in others.


28.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... bad, we have frequently been abashed to ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Because our surface record hasn't looked too bad, we have frequently been abashed to find that this is so simply because we have buried these selfsame defects deep down in us under thick layers of self-justification.


29.
View STEP TEN essay   ... bad, when in fact we were mainly ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
We were depressed and complained we felt bad, when in fact we were mainly asking for sympathy and attention.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... bad, you become a trembling recluse, wishing ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
When your husband is bad, you become a trembling recluse, wishing the telephone had never been invented.


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