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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   ... excuses; excuses, of course, for drinking, and ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
For most of us, self-justification was the maker of excuses; excuses, of course, for drinking, and for all kinds of crazy and damaging conduct.


2.
View STEP NINE essay   ... excuses for dodging these issues entirely.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
We will often manufacture plausible excuses for dodging these issues entirely.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... excuses have a certain plausibility, but none ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Sometimes these excuses have a certain plausibility, but none of them really makes sense in the light of the havoc an alcoholic's drinking bout creates.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... excuses naturally arouses suspicion.   BB To Employers, p.146  
Long experience with alcoholic excuses naturally arouses suspicion.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... excuses, of course, for drinking, and for ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
For most of us, self-justification was the maker of excuses; excuses, of course, for drinking, and for all kinds of crazy and damaging conduct.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... excuses to drink.   BB To Wives, p.120  
In a weak moment he may take your dislike of his high-stepping friends as one of those insanely trivial excuses to drink.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... excuses with which they are satisfied part ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Some drinkers have excuses with which they are satisfied part of the time.


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