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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... drunk.  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
My wife began to work in a department store, coming home exhausted to find me drunk.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... drunk.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Shortly afterward I came home drunk.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... drunk.  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He is always more or less insanely drunk.


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... drunk?  BB How It Works, p.70  
Does this mean we are going to get drunk?


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... drunk.  BB Into Action, pp.72-73  
Almost invariably they got drunk.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drunk.  BB To Wives, p.110  
He is violent, or appears definitely insane when drunk.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drunk.  BB To Wives, p.120  
Perhaps your husband will make a fair start on the new basis, but just as things are going beautifully he dismays you by coming home drunk.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... drunk.  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
He got drunk.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... drunk.  BB To Employers, p.146  
When his wife next calls saying he is sick, you might jump to the conclusion he is drunk.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... drunk.  BB To Employers, p.147  
You put me on the spot every time you get drunk.


11.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... drunk.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
A few hemorrhage so badly that -- drained of all A.A. spirit and principle -- they get drunk.


12.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... drunk?"  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
"When, oh when," groaned members to one another, "will that guy get drunk?"


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drunk again.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Yet he got drunk again.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drunk again immediately?  BB To Wives, pp.107-108  
Why was it, when these dangers were pointed out that they agreed, and then got drunk again immediately?


15.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... drunk again to make more passions possible.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
We have drunk to escape the guilt of passions, and then have drunk again to make more passions possible.


16.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... drunk all over again.  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Then comes the day when he simply cannot make it and gets drunk all over again.


17.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... drunk and let their groups down with ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Sometimes, they got distressingly drunk and let their groups down with a bang.


18.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... drunk's dilemma.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I bore down hard on the hopelessness of the drunk's dilemma.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drunk, don't blame yourself.  BB To Wives, p.120  
If he gets drunk, don't blame yourself.


20.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... drunk every night, but in order to ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
My phobia for sleeplessness demanded that I get drunk every night, but in order to get more liquor for the next night, I had to stay sober during the day, at least up to four o'clock.


21.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... drunk farm wanted a manager who could ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A state drunk farm wanted a manager who could really handle inebriates.


22.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   Drunk farms, educational ventures, state legislatures, and ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Drunk farms, educational ventures, state legislatures, and commissions advertised the fact that A.A. members served them.


23.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, ...  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.


24.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... drunk -- for at the time, you see, ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He browbeat everybody, and everybody expected that he'd soon get drunk -- for at the time, you see, A.A. was on the pious side.


25.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... drunk for vainglory -- that we might the ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
We have drunk for vainglory -- that we might the more enjoy foolish dreams of pomp and power.


26.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... drunk gave me!  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
What a freeze that drunk gave me!


27.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drunk half a dozen times in rapid ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
To his consternation, he found himself drunk half a dozen times in rapid succession.


28.
View STEP TEN essay   ... drunk has a terrific hangover because he ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
When a drunk has a terrific hangover because he drank heavily yesterday, he cannot live well today.


29.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... drunk he could hardly speak.  BB To Employers, p.136  
Not long afterward he had called me from Hartford on two successive days, so drunk he could hardly speak.


30.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... drunk in a short time.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Nevertheless, he was drunk in a short time.


31.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... drunk may smash the furniture in your ...  BB Working With Others, p.97  
A drunk may smash the furniture in your home, or burn a mattress.


32.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... drunk, morning jitters, taking large doses of ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was really a horrible nightmare, this earning money, getting liquor, smuggling it home, getting drunk, morning jitters, taking large doses of sedatives to make it possible for me to earn more money, and so on ad nauseam.


33.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... drunk on a binge who possessed a ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, pp.167-168  
Even more important, an empty club couldn't answer its telephone, but it was an open invitation to a drunk on a binge who possessed a spare key.


34.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... drunk on beer.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was harmless; nobody ever got drunk on beer.


35.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drunk on the job, taking a trip, ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


36.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... drunk on the way home from here.  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The last three times, I got drunk on the way home from here.


37.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... drunk, or was lured into using A.A.'s ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
If even one publicly got drunk, or was lured into using A.A.'s name for his own purposes, the damage might be irreparable.


38.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... drunk, so I began to fortify my ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
It then occurred to me that after one was all smelled up with beer nobody could tell what had been drunk, so I began to fortify my beer with straight alcohol.


39.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... drunk; that the most majestic constructions of ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
We had long talks when I would still her forebodings by telling her that men of genius conceived their best projects when drunk; that the most majestic constructions of philosophic thought were so derived.


40.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drunk the day after making their resolutions; ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Some will be drunk the day after making their resolutions; most of them within a few weeks.


41.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... drunk themselves out of jobs, family, and ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
But all alcoholics who have drunk themselves out of jobs, family, and friends will need to cross-examine themselves ruthlessly to determine how their own personality defects have thus demolished their security.


42.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... drunk then.  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
As the whisky rose to my head I told myself I would manage better next time, but I might as well get good and drunk then.


43.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... drunk to drown feelings of fear, frustration, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
We have drunk to drown feelings of fear, frustration, and depression.


44.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drunk to end all drunks.  BB To Wives, p.106  
In desperation, we have even got tight ourselves -- the drunk to end all drunks.


45.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... drunk to escape the guilt of passions, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
We have drunk to escape the guilt of passions, and then have drunk again to make more passions possible.


46.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... drunk to think or write.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
At one of the finals I was too drunk to think or write.


47.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... drunk to work on.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
But first I'd have to find a drunk to work on.


48.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... drunk, unless he is ugly and the ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Don't deal with him when he is very drunk, unless he is ugly and the family needs your help.


49.
View STEP NINE essay   ... drunk up a good chunk of our ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Suppose, for instance, that we have drunk up a good chunk of our firm's money, whether by "borrowing" or on a heavily padded expense account.


50.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... drunk who complained about the job she ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


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