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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... bottle.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
Out came his carpet slippers and a bottle.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... bottle.  12&12 Contents (Step Ten), p.8  
Anger, resentments, jealously, envy, self-pity, hurt pride -- all led to the bottle.


3.
View STEP TEN essay   ... bottle.  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
These emotional "dry benders" often led straight to the bottle.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... bottle and extinction.  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
This is not a moral inventory at all; it is the very process by which the depressive has so often been led to the bottle and extinction.


5.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... bottle and the blackout.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
We are all perfectionists who, failing perfection, have gone to the other extreme and settled for the bottle and the blackout.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... bottle cut us down.  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
No doubt we shall point with pride to the good lives we thought we led before the bottle cut us down.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... bottle he misplaced the night before.  BB There Is A Solution, pp.21-22  
Yet early next morning he searches madly for the bottle he misplaced the night before.


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... bottle of 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.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... bottle of gin near the head of ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I wondered whether I dared hide a full bottle of gin near the head of our bed.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... bottle of ginger ale before him?  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Of course he couldn't drink, but why not sit hopefully at a table, a bottle of ginger ale before him?


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... bottle of scotch and ruin everything!  BB Working With Others, p.101  
His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!


12.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... bottle was always our solution.  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Escape via the bottle was always our solution.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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