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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   ... end.  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
Everyone became resigned to the certainty that I would have to be shut up somewhere, or would stumble along to a miserable end.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... end.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
He will wish for the end.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... end.  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Unless he took some drinks, he might not have the courage to scrape an acquaintance and would have a lonely week-end.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... end.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
This is the beginning of the end.


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... end.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
With waning enthusiasm, my tale trailed off to the end.


6.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... end.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
They have even sacrificed good stories to this end.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... end all drunks.  BB To Wives, p.106  
In desperation, we have even got tight ourselves -- the drunk to end all drunks.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... end and aim of life.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... end and aim of our lives.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
We have learned that the satisfaction of instincts cannot be the sole end and aim of our lives.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... end, blotting out the consciousness of our ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... end in itself.  BB Into Action, p.77  
But this is not an end in itself.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... end might run like this: Looking at ...  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?


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... end, not something to be endured or ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
He has been set on a path which tells him he is really going somewhere, that life is not a dead end, not something to be endured or mastered.


14.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... end ... nothing is left."  12&12 Tradition Three, pp.144-145  
After all his pleas for help had been rebuffed, these words rang in his fevered mind: "They have deserted me. I have been deserted by my own kind. This is the end ... nothing is left."


15.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... end of 1939 it was estimated that ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
By the end of 1939 it was estimated that 800 alcoholics were on their way to recovery.


16.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... end of a few days, the news ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
At the end of a few days, the news came in.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... end of a long road, marked by ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
It was only at the end of a long road, marked by successive defeats and humiliations, and the final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that we began to feel humility as something more than a condition of groveling despair.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... end of a perfect day, not a ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
It was the end of a perfect day, not a cloud on the horizon.


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... end of all.  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
Instead of regarding ourselves as intelligent agents, spearheads of God's ever advancing Creation, we agnostics and atheists chose to believe that our human intelligence was the last word, the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end of all.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... end of his next drinking bout.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
They should wait for the end of his next drinking bout.


21.
View STEP TWO essay   ... end of his old life, and the ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
And so it is: the beginning of the end of his old life, and the beginning of his emergence into a new one.


22.
View CONTENTS   ... end of isolation.  12&12 Contents (Step Eight), p.7  
Step Eight is the beginning of the end of isolation.


23.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... end of isolation from our fellows and ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.82  
It is the beginning of the end of isolation from our fellows and from God.


24.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... end of it, my reports to Wall ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
At the end of it, my reports to Wall Street procured me a position there and the use of a large expense account.


25.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... end of that bleak November, I sat ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
Near the end of that bleak November, I sat drinking in my kitchen.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... end of the room stood a glass ...  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
At one end of the room stood a glass covered directory of local churches.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... end of the spree, or at least ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Wait for the end of the spree, or at least for a lucid interval.


28.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... end result of purposeful forgetting.  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
This attitude, of course, is the end result of purposeful forgetting.


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... end that our great blessings may never ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566  
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


30.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... end that our great blessings may never ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


31.
View STEP SIX essay   ... end we have left.  12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Let's dispose of what appears to be a hazardous open end we have left.


32.
View STEP TEN essay   ... end, when we review the happenings of ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
There's the one we take at day's end, when we review the happenings of the hours just past.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... end with heart failure during delirium tremens, ...  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.


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