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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... drinkers.  BB To Wives, p.112  
Drinkers like to help other drinkers.


2.
View FOREWORD   ... drinkers.  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
They think that the Twelve Steps can mean more than sobriety for problem drinkers.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... drinkers.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.122-123  
When A.A. was quite young, a number of eminent psychologists and doctors made an exhaustive study of a good-sized group of so-called problem drinkers.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drinkers again later.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
In the early days of our drinking we occasionally remained sober for a year or more, becoming serious drinkers again later.


5.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
They wanted to say that liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard drinkers ought to slow down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... drinkers are abnormal, but everybody hopefully awaits ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
In a vague way their families and friends sense that these drinkers are abnormal, but everybody hopefully awaits the day when the sufferer will rouse himself from his lethargy and assert his power of will.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Drinkers are like that.  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Drinkers are like that.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... drinkers are not so affected, nor can ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
Normal drinkers are not so affected, nor can they understand the aberrations of the alcoholic.


9.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... drinkers as others seldom can.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Just as firmly bound by obligation are the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who have demonstrated that they can help problem drinkers as others seldom can.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that ...  12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Some will be willing to term themselves "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that they are in fact mentally ill.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... drinkers have excuses with which they are ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Some drinkers have excuses with which they are satisfied part of the time.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... drinkers have little trouble in giving up ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Moderate drinkers have little trouble in giving up liquor entirely if they have good reason for it.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   Drinkers like to help other drinkers.  BB To Wives, p.112  
Drinkers like to help other drinkers.


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... drinkers of us in the first place, ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again.


16.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... drinkers ought to slow down, and problem ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
They wanted to say that liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard drinkers ought to slow down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... drinkers, their common interest in A.A. and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
Their common suffering as drinkers, their common interest in A.A. and spiritual things, often enhance such unions.


18.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... drinkers, we can say that his explanation ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
But as ex-problem drinkers, we can say that his explanation makes good sense.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... drinkers, we smile at such a sally.  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
As ex-problem drinkers, we smile at such a sally.


20.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... drinkers, we still thought we had to ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Though ex-drinkers, we still thought we had to hide from public distrust and contempt.


21.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... drinkers which we hear all the time.  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Now these are commonplace observations on drinkers which we hear all the time.


22.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... drinkers who read this page will understand!  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Unhappy drinkers who read this page will understand!


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... drinkers who should have been fired long ...  BB To Employers, p.147  
They often jeopardize their own positions by trying to help serious drinkers who should have been fired long ago, or else given an opportunity to get well.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... drinkers who want to recover.  BB Working With Others, p.89  
Perhaps you are not acquainted with any drinkers who want to recover.


25.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... drinkers, who were cursed (or perhaps blessed) ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
I seemed to be able to snap back the next morning better than most of my fellow drinkers, who were cursed (or perhaps blessed) with a great deal of morning-after nausea.


26.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drinkers, who would be greatly insulted if ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Certain drinkers, who would be greatly insulted if called alcoholics, are astonished at their inability to stop.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Drinkers will not stand for it.  BB Working With Others, p.103  
Drinkers will not stand for it.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... drinkers will seize upon it, to follow ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Our hope is that when this chip of a book is launched on the world tide of alcoholism, defeated drinkers will seize upon it, to follow its suggestions.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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