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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 FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... during a talk between a New York ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
The spark that was to flare into the first A.A. group was struck at Akron, Ohio, in June 1935, during a talk between a New York stockbroker and an Akron physician.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   During all this time we became more ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
During all this time we became more or less ostracized by our friends.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... during all those years, I'll never know, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
How my wife kept her faith and courage during all those years, I'll never know, but she did.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... during business hours.   BB To Employers, p.146  
He may wish to do a lot for other alcoholics and something of the sort may come up during business hours.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... during business hours, drinking only at parties, ...   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.


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... during childhood.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
To others, the word "God" brought up a particular idea of Him with which someone had tried to impress them during childhood.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... during delirium tremens, or I would develop ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My weary and despairing wife was informed that it would all end with heart failure during delirium tremens, or I would develop a wet brain, perhaps within a year.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... during our drinking careers.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
These were reefs upon which many of us came to shipwreck during our drinking careers.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... during such a discussion.   BB To Wives, p.111  
Be sure you are not critical during such a discussion.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... during the day, at least up 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.


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... during the first two and one-half years ...   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.


12.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   During the intermission, the treasurer gave a ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
During the intermission, the treasurer gave a timid talk on how broke the club was.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... during the months I was sober.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I had eaten there many times during the months I was sober.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   During the next few years, I developed ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
During the next few years, I developed two distinct phobias.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... during the period of premeditation of what ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
We now see that when we began to drink deliberately, instead of casually, there was little serious or effective thought during the period of premeditation of what the terrific consequences might be.


16.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   During the subsequent fifteen years I had ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
During the subsequent fifteen years I had sense enough never to go to the hospital if I had been drinking, and very seldom did I receive patients.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... during their drinking days.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
First off, they can be told that the majority of A.A. members have suffered severely from self-justification during their drinking days.


18.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... during these three years.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
I lost only a half day's work during these three years.


19.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   During these two years I was kept ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
During these two years I was kept so busy that I hardly left the hospital at all.


20.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   During these years, I drank as much ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
During these years, I drank as much as my purse permitted, still without paying too great a penalty, although I was beginning to have morning "jitters" at times.


21.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... during this particular dry spell, so there ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
I had been out of town before during this particular dry spell, so there was nothing new about that.


22.
View STEP SEVEN essay   During this process of learning more about ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
During this process of learning more about humility, the most profound result of all was the change in our attitude toward God.


23.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... during this stage of Step Five that ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheistic, tells us that it was during this stage of Step Five that he first actually felt the presence of God.


24.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   During those first days of convalescence, this ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
During those first days of convalescence, this will do more to insure his sobriety than anything else.


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... during treatment.   BB To Employers, p.144  
We suggest you draw the book to the attention of the doctor who is to attend your patient during treatment.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... during which I found little work.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
It was fortunate, for my old business associates remained skeptical for a year and a half, during which I found little work.


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