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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 TWO essay   ... claim "soundness of mind" for himself.  12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive behavior, whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture or his own moral fiber, can claim "soundness of mind" for himself.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.  BB How It Works, p.60  
We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... claim that our serious character defects, if ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We shall claim that our serious character defects, if we think we have any at all, have been caused chiefly by excessive drinking.


4.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... claim that when drinking we never hurt ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
We clung to the claim that when drinking we never hurt anybody but ourselves.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... claim the guidance of God when it ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
How many times have we heard well-intentioned people claim the guidance of God when it was all too plain that they were sorely mistaken.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... claim the right to decide all by ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
How persistently we claim the right to decide all by ourselves just what we shall think and just how we shall act.


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