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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 APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... excessive concentration upon himself.  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
They help others with similar problems ... In this atmosphere the alcoholic often overcomes his excessive concentration upon himself.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... excessive drinking.  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We shall claim that our serious character defects, if we think we have any at all, have been caused chiefly by excessive drinking.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... excessive indulgence.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
I soon discovered that a couple of drinks would alleviate my gastric distress, at least for a few hours at a time, so it was not at all difficult for me to return to my former excessive indulgence.


4.
View STEP SIX essay   ... excessive misery.  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.


5.
View STEP NINE essay   ... excessive remorse before those we have harmed, ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
We needn't wallow in excessive remorse before those we have harmed, but amends at this level should always be forthright and generous.


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