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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   ... beer.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was harmless; nobody ever got drunk on beer.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... beer. A good soldier is ne'er forgot ...  BB Bill's Story, p.1  
"Here lies a Hampshire Grenadier Who caught his death Drinking cold small beer. A good soldier is ne'er forgot Whether he dieth by musket Or by pot."


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... beer and wine?"  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"Why don't you try beer and wine?"


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... beer do not crowd into the mind ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The almost certain consequences that follow taking even a glass of beer do not crowd into the mind to deter us.


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... beer experiment.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
For the benefit of those experimentally inclined, I should mention the so-called beer experiment.


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


7.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... beer experiment I was thrown in with ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
About the time of the beer experiment I was thrown in with a crowd of people who attracted me because of their seeming poise, health, and happiness.


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... beer first came back, I thought that ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
When beer first came back, I thought that I was safe.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... beer, he might as well be discharged ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
If he temporizes and still thinks he can ever drink again, even beer, he might as well be discharged after the next bender which, if an alcoholic, he is almost certain to have.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... beer, I was elected to membership in ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
On account of my enormous capacity for beer, I was elected to membership in one of the drinking societies, and soon became one of the leading spirits.


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... beer nobody could tell what had been ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
It then occurred to me that after one was all smelled up with beer nobody could tell what had been drunk, so I began to fortify my beer with straight alcohol.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... beer only, limiting the number of drinks, ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


13.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... beer or liquor was sold in the ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
No beer or liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except at the State liquor agency where perhaps one might procure a pint if he could convince the agent that he really needed it.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... beer the next morning.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.179-180  
He came and got me home and to bed, gave me a few drinks that night, and one bottle of beer the next morning.


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... beer with straight alcohol.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
It then occurred to me that after one was all smelled up with beer nobody could tell what had been drunk, so I began to fortify my beer with straight alcohol.


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... beer would be required if I were ...  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
A tumbler full of gin followed by half a dozen bottles of beer would be required if I were to eat any breakfast.


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