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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 STEP TWELVE essay   ... brought.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
When our drinking had become much worse, money was only an urgent requirement which could supply us with the next drink and the temporary comfort of oblivion it brought.


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... brought a disturbing reflection.  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
This had brought a disturbing reflection.


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... brought a measure of humility, which we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain.


4.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... brought a rush of 800 frantic inquiries ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
This brought a rush of 800 frantic inquiries into the little New York office which meanwhile had been established.


5.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... brought about by himself alone.  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
He finally realizes that he has undergone a profound alteration in his reaction to life; that such a change could hardly have been brought about by himself alone.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... brought about by the admission of alcoholism ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
More sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... brought about by the world's best professionals, ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost no recovery from alcoholism has ever been brought about by the world's best professionals, whether medical or religious.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... brought about by years of alcoholism.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
To a surprising extent, A.A. has offset the damage to family life brought about by years of alcoholism.


9.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... brought him to the point of divorce ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
Friends who have reasoned with him after a spree which has brought him to the point of divorce or bankruptcy are mystified when he walks directly into a saloon.


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... brought him to the point of self-destruction.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Post-war disillusionment, ever more serious alcoholism, impending mental and physical collapse, brought him to the point of self-destruction.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... brought him to the point where he ...  BB To Wives, pp.118-119  
Your husband will be the first to say it was your devotion and care which brought him to the point where he could have a spiritual experience.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... brought home -- our husbands thought we were ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
The bill collectors, the sheriffs, the angry taxi drivers, the policemen, the bums, the pals, and even the ladies they sometimes brought home -- our husbands thought we were so inhospitable.


13.
View STEP ONE essay   ... brought immediate and practical results.  12&12 Step One, p.23  
This attitude brought immediate and practical results.


14.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... brought in by a physician prominent in ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
When I need a mental uplift, I often think of another case brought in by a physician prominent in New York.


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... brought in more money, leaving us with ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
The exercise of an option brought in more money, leaving us with a profit of several thousand dollars for that year.


16.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... brought in to be treated for chronic ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
About one year prior to this experience a man was brought in to be treated for chronic alcoholism.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... brought into a way of living infinitely ...  BB More About Alcoholism, pp.42-43  
I have since been brought into a way of living infinitely more satisfying and, I hope, more useful than the life I lived before.


18.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... brought lustre to tired eyes and fresh ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
The outlines and the promise of the New Land had brought lustre to tired eyes and fresh courage to flagging spirits.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... brought many of us an inner strength ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


20.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... brought opportunities for still more recognition.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Such tributes as these brought opportunities for still more recognition.


21.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... brought out the very worst in those ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
We've repeatedly strained the patience of our best friends to a snapping point, and have brought out the very worst in those who didn't think much of us to begin with.


22.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... brought recovery to those of many different ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


23.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... brought strength out of weakness.  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We heard story after story of how humility had brought strength out of weakness.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... brought the pay envelopes home.  BB To Wives, pp.105-106  
An armored car could not have brought the pay envelopes home.


25.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... brought to me.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
He was rescued by a searching party, and, in desperate condition, brought to me.


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... brought to where we stood by a ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Without knowing it, had we not been brought to where we stood by a certain kind of faith?


27.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... brought up a particular idea of Him ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
To others, the word "God" brought up a particular idea of Him with which someone had tried to impress them during childhood.


28.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... brought us misfortune we felt we didn't ...  BB How It Works, p.67  
It set in motion trains of circumstances which brought us misfortune we felt we didn't deserve.


29.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... brought us so far.  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
We were grateful that Reason had brought us so far.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... brought us to physical, moral, and spiritual ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Beginning with Step Four, we commenced to search out the things in ourselves which had brought us to physical, moral, and spiritual bankruptcy.


31.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... brought us to this apparently impractical principle?  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
What are these facts of A.A. life which brought us to this apparently impractical principle?


32.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... brought us to where we stand today.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
These very deviations created a vast process of trial and error which, under the grace of God, has brought us to where we stand today.


33.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... brought us within reach of our highest ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Providence, through A.A., had brought us within reach of our highest expectations.


34.
View FOREWORD   ... brought with it very severe growing pains.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
This startling expansion brought with it very severe growing pains.


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