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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 THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... craving.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
All these, and many others, have one symptom in common: they cannot start drinking without developing the phenomenon of craving.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... craving arose which would be satisfied by ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
He added that occasionally in the night a vague craving arose which would be satisfied by candy.


3.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... craving at once became paramount to all ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
They took a drink a day or so prior to the date, and then the phenomenon of craving at once became paramount to all other interests so that the important appointment was not met.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... craving attention and companionship, but never getting ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Either we were shy, and dared not draw near others, or we were apt to be noisy good fellows craving attention and companionship, but never getting it -- at least to our way of thinking.


5.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... craving beyond their mental control.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
These men were not drinking to escape; they were drinking to overcome a craving beyond their mental control.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... craving, but if I did, it would ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
Occasionally, I would yield to the morning craving, but if I did, it would be only a few hours before I would be quite unfit for work.


7.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... craving develops, they pass through the well-known ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again.


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... craving for liquor, and this often requires ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxvii-xxviii  
Of course an alcoholic ought to be freed from his physical craving for liquor, and this often requires a definite hospital procedure, before psychological measures can be of maximum benefit.


9.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... craving for liquor much during the first ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
Unlike most of our crowd, I did not get over my craving for liquor much during the first two and one-half years of abstinence.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... craving is limited to this class and ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We believe, and so suggested a few years ago, that the action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... craving which cause men to make the ...  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.


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