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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 STEP FOUR essay   ... excuse for avoiding an inventory.   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We also clutch at another wonderful excuse for avoiding an inventory.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... excuse for drinking, who exhibited splendid judgment ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
The story he told is most instructive, for here was a chap absolutely convinced he had to stop drinking, who had no excuse for drinking, who exhibited splendid judgment and determination in all his other concerns, yet was flat on his back nevertheless.


3.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... excuse for minimizing or forgetting our own.   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Triumphantly we seize upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or forgetting our own.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... excuse for shying away from the subject ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
We don't use this as an excuse for shying away from the subject of God.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... excuse for taking the first drink.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
But there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound reasoning there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... excuse, or none.   BB To Wives, p.107  
Asked why they commenced to drink again, they would reply with some silly excuse, or none.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... excuse to drink more.   BB To Wives, p.111  
He will use that as an excuse to drink more.


8.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... excuse to postpone.   BB Into Action, p.75  
But we must not use this as a mere excuse to postpone.


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