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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 FOUR essay   ... depression.   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
We have drunk to drown feelings of fear, frustration, and depression.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... depression.   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
The most common symptoms of emotional insecurity are worry, anger, self-pity, and depression.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... depression?   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Questioning directed to this end might run like this: Looking at both past and present, what sex situations have caused me anxiety, bitterness, frustration, or depression?


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... depression; and how, unconsciously seeking relief, they ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
They will tell how they tried to carry the load alone; how much they suffered of irritability, anxiety, remorse, and depression; and how, unconsciously seeking relief, they would sometimes accuse even their best friends of the very character defects they themselves were trying to conceal.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... depression and inferiority that settled down on ...   BB To Wives, p.106  
The alarming physical and mental symptoms, the deepening pall of remorse, depression and inferiority that settled down on our loved ones -- these things terrified and distracted us.


6.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... depression, jealousy or the like.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... depression, or anxiety -- in other words, to ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
To those of us who have hitherto known only excitement, depression, or anxiety -- in other words, to all of us -- this newfound peace is a priceless gift.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... depression, or apathy, which will disappear when ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
If they sense these things, they will not take so seriously his periods of crankiness, depression, or apathy, which will disappear when there is tolerance, love, and spiritual understanding.


9.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... depression, self-pity oozing from every pore, and ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
What happens when we wallow in depression, self-pity oozing from every pore, and inflict that upon those about us?


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... depression so great, that we felt his ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called "moral psychology," and we doubted if even that would have any effect.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... depression vanish in a twinkling.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Now about health: A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... depression, we couldn't make a living, we ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -- was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight?


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