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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   ... cause.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We blamed them, being quite unable to see that our unreasonable demands had been the cause.


2.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... cause.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
In fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the whole weight of the A.A. name behind any meritorious cause.


3.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... cause.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
We conceive the survival and spread of Alcoholics Anonymous to be something of far greater importance than the weight we could collectively throw back of any other cause.


4.
View STEP NINE essay   ... cause actual harm.  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
The only exceptions we will make will be cases where our disclosure would cause actual harm.


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... cause -- affects my.  BB How It Works, p.65  
I'm resentful at -- the cause -- affects my.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... cause financial harm.  BB Into Action, p.78  
Nor are we afraid of disclosing our alcoholism on the theory it may cause financial harm.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... cause him great trouble, practically all the ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When thus out of joint, man's natural desires cause him great trouble, practically all the trouble there is.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... cause him to die a few years ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
It may cause him to die a few years before his time.


9.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... cause laborers and capitalists to love each ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
It occurred to us that we could take what we had into the factories and cause laborers and capitalists to love each other.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... cause men to make the supreme sacrifice ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There are many situations which arise out of the phenomenon of craving which cause men to make the supreme sacrifice rather than continue to fight.


11.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... cause more trouble.  BB How It Works, p.68  
It seems to cause more trouble.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... cause of his drinking and his failure ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


13.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... cause of more contention within our Fellowship ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Despite this certainty, it is nevertheless true that few subjects have been the cause of more contention within our Fellowship than professionalism.


14.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... cause of our woes, including our alcoholism, ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
Since defective relations with other human beings have nearly always been the immediate cause of our woes, including our alcoholism, no field of investigation could yield more satisfying and valuable rewards than this one.


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... cause" of some sort, the God of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
No doubt the universe had a "first cause" of some sort, the God of the Atom, maybe, hot and cold by turns.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... cause of temperate drinking any good, for ...  BB Working With Others, p.103  
We would not even do the cause of temperate drinking any good, for not one drinker in a thousand likes to be told anything about alcohol by one who hates it.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... cause of their destructive drinking.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Alcoholics especially should be able to see that instinct run wild in themselves is the underlying cause of their destructive drinking.


18.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... cause or aggravate them.  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
A.A. experience has taught us we cannot live alone with our pressing problems and the character defects which cause or aggravate them.


19.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... cause other than our own.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
We saw as never before that we could not lend the A.A. name to any cause other than our own.


20.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
To define the word "harm" in a practical way, we might call it the result of instincts in collision, which cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.


21.
View STEP TEN essay   ... cause, there is something wrong with us.  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us.


22.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... cause to live for as much as ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
Therefore, you probably need fresh interests and a great cause to live for as much as your husband.


23.
View STEP SIX essay   ... cause us excessive misery.  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.


24.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... cause us to dramatize and exaggerate our ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Too much guilt and remorse might cause us to dramatize and exaggerate our shortcomings.


25.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... cause, what can I do about that?  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
And if the actions of others are part of the cause, what can I do about that?


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... cause you to lie to people when ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
Your desire to protect him should not cause you to lie to people when they have a right to know where he is and what he is doing.


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