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1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... desire again, as so many do, and ...   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.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... desire ahead of everything else.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Suppose a person places sex desire ahead of everything else.


3.
View STEP NINE essay   ... desire for a complete disclosure of the ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
There can only be one consideration which should qualify our desire for a complete disclosure of the damage we have done.


4.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... desire for prestige becomes uncontrollable, whether in ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
When an individual's desire for prestige becomes uncontrollable, whether in the sewing circle or at the international conference table, other people suffer and often revolt.


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... desire for self-preservation, they seem bent upon ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Defying their instinctive desire for self-preservation, they seem bent upon self-destruction.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desire humility more than ever.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We began to fear pain less, and desire humility more than ever.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... desire must come from within.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he is to find God, the desire must come from within.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... desire that our husbands hold up their ...   BB To Wives, p.105  
Our loyalty and the desire that our husbands hold up their heads and be like other men have begotten all sorts of predicaments.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... desire to be helpful; that there are ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... desire to convince anyone that there is ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... desire to do so.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
We have heard of a few instances where people, who showed definite signs of alcoholism, were able to stop for a long period because of an overpowering desire to do so.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... desire to find a mate of the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Nearly every sound human being experiences, at some time in life, a compelling desire to find a mate of the opposite sex with whom the fullest possible union can be made -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.


14.
View STEP SIX essay   ... desire to give them new life.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Here their powerful instinct to live can cooperate fully with their Creator's desire to give them new life.


15.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... desire to help and be helped.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost from the beginning, we have been positive that face-to-face work with the alcoholic who suffers could be based only on the desire to help and be helped.


16.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... desire to help it might be well ...   BB To Employers, p.139  
If you desire to help it might be well to disregard your own drinking, or lack of it.


17.
View STEP TEN essay   ... desire to learn and grow by this ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
A continuous look at our assets and liabilities, and a real desire to learn and grow by this means, are necessities for us.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... desire to let God take us to ...   BB How It Works, p.70  
If we are sorry for what we have done, and have the honest desire to let God take us to better things, we believe we will be forgiven and will have learned our lesson.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... desire to live upon spiritual principles we ...   BB Into Action, p.83  
Unless one's family expresses a desire to live upon spiritual principles we think we ought not to urge them.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... desire to live usefully and walk humbly ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.124-125  
True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.


21.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... desire to protect him should not cause ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
Your desire to protect him should not cause you to lie to people when they have a right to know where he is and what he is doing.


22.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... desire to retaliate.   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Then we develop hurt feelings, a sense of persecution, and a desire to retaliate.


23.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... desire to retaliate in kind.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If our sex conduct is selfish, we may excite jealousy, misery, and a strong desire to retaliate in kind.


24.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desire to seek and do God's will, ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
That basic ingredient of all humility, a desire to seek and do God's will, was missing.


25.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... desire to set right the wrong.   BB Into Action, p.77  
But our man is sure to be impressed with a sincere desire to set right the wrong.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... desire to stop, but saw no way ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He had a desperate desire to stop, but saw no way out, for he had earnestly tried many avenues of escape.


27.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... desire to stop drinking.   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop drinking.


28.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... desire to stop drinking.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Three -- The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.


29.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... desire to stop drinking."   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
"The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."


30.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... desire to stop drinking."   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
He read aloud, "The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."


31.
View PREAMBLE   ... desire to stop drinking.   Grapevine Preamble  
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.


32.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... desire to stop drinking is of absolutely ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... desire to stop was explained.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My incredible behavior in the face of a desperate desire to stop was explained.


34.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... desire to stop while there is yet ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
But the difficulty is that few alcoholics have enough desire to stop while there is yet time.


35.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... desire to work sixteen hours a day.   BB To Employers, p.146  
You may have to curb his desire to work sixteen hours a day.


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