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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 ONE essay   ... convinced.  12&12 Step One, p.23  
After a few such experiences, often years before the onset of extreme difficulties, he would return to us convinced.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... convinced he had to stop drinking, who ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
The story he told is most instructive, for here was a chap absolutely convinced he had to stop drinking, who had no excuse for drinking, who exhibited splendid judgment and determination in all his other concerns, yet was flat on his back nevertheless.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... convinced now that God can remove whatever ...  BB How It Works, p.71  
We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... convinced of his new status beyond the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... convinced of the need for moral inventory, ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... convinced of their heartlessness, they would surprise ...  BB To Wives, p.107  
And just as we were being convinced of their heartlessness, they would surprise us with fresh resolves and new attentions.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... convinced that a spiritual mode of living ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
We are convinced that a spiritual mode of living is a most powerful health restorative.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... convinced that any life run on self-will ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on self-will can hardly be a success.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... convinced that God is concerned with us ...  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans when we want Him enough.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... convinced that he cannot recover by himself.  BB Working With Others, p.96  
If you leave such a person alone, he may soon become convinced that he cannot recover by himself.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... convinced that he has more problems than ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
By now, though, the chances are that he has become convinced that he has more problems than alcohol, and that some of these refuse to be solved by all the sheer personal determination and courage he can muster.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... convinced that reckless romancing is not a ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
And above all he is finally convinced that reckless romancing is not a way of life for him.


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... convinced that self, manifested in various ways, ...  BB How It Works, p.64  
Being convinced that self, manifested in various ways, was what had defeated us, we considered its common manifestations.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... convinced that such simple rules of fair ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We became convinced that such simple rules of fair play and decency would be enough.


15.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... convinced that the group cannot get along ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
The bleeding deacon is one who is just as surely convinced that the group cannot get along without him, who constantly connives for reelection to office, and who continues to be consumed with self-pity.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... convinced that we could live exclusively by ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... convinced to a man that alcoholics of ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive illness.


18.
View STEP TWO essay   ... convinced us that we are alcoholics and ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
You have convinced us that we are alcoholics and that our lives are unmanageable.


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... convinced, we were at Step Three, which ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
Being convinced, we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him.


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