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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 TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... club couldn't answer its telephone, but it ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Even more important, an empty club couldn't answer its telephone, but it was an open invitation to a drunk on a binge who possessed a spare key.


2.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... club; in the second story they would ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
Beginning on the ground floor there would be a club; in the second story they would sober up drunks and hand them currency for their back debts; the third deck would house an educational project -- quite noncontroversial, of course.


3.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... club is going to function, it has ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
If a club is going to function, it has to be habitable and hospitable.


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... club janitor and cook.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Take the case of the club janitor and cook.


5.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... club members; others started in the club, ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
Some would start at the top and come through to the bottom, becoming club members; others started in the club, pitched a binge, were hospitalized, then graduated to education on the third floor.


6.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... club-minded, but it was just a question ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
Some were club-minded, but it was just a question of taking care of the lonely heart.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... club of anger we had intended to ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to see that when we harbored grudges and planned revenge for such defeats, we were really beating ourselves with the club of anger we had intended to use on others.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... club over your head.   BB To Wives, p.108  
An alcoholic of this temperament may be quick to use this chapter as a club over your head.


9.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... club, pitched a binge, were hospitalized, then ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
Some would start at the top and come through to the bottom, becoming club members; others started in the club, pitched a binge, were hospitalized, then graduated to education on the third floor.


10.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... club was.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
During the intermission, the treasurer gave a timid talk on how broke the club was.


11.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... club worse than the distant alcoholics who ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
I who had boasted my generosity that morning was treating my own club worse than the distant alcoholics who had forgotten to send the Foundation their dollars.


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