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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 TWELVE essay   ... extreme and become almost miserly.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
In our drinking time, we acted as if the money supply was inexhaustible, though between binges we'd sometimes go to the other extreme and become almost miserly.


2.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... extreme and settled for the bottle and ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
We are all perfectionists who, failing perfection, have gone to the other extreme and settled for the bottle and the blackout.


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... extreme case.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
You may think this an extreme case.


4.
View STEP ONE essay   ... extreme difficulties, he would return to us ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
After a few such experiences, often years before the onset of extreme difficulties, he would return to us convinced.


5.
View STEP ONE essay   ... extreme, doesn't care for this prospect -- unless ...  12&12 Step One, p.24  
No, the average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn't care for this prospect -- unless he has to do these things in order to stay alive himself.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... extreme drunkenness, kept me out of those ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
There had been no real infidelity, for loyalty to my wife, helped at times by extreme drunkenness, kept me out of those scrapes.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... extreme, ever hoping that one day our ...  BB To Wives, p.105  
Some of us veered from extreme to extreme, ever hoping that one day our loved ones would be themselves once more.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... extreme example of self-will run riot, though ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... extreme, he can become a miser, or ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Going to the extreme, he can become a miser, or even a recluse who denies himself both family and friends.


10.
View CONTENTS   ... extreme judgments.  12&12 Contents (Step Eight), p.7  
Avoiding extreme judgments.


11.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... extreme judgments, both of ourselves and of ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.82  
We should avoid extreme judgments, both of ourselves and of others involved.


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... extreme medical importance; because of the extraordinary ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
These facts appear to be of extreme medical importance; because of the extraordinary possibilities of rapid growth inherent in this group they may mark a new epoch in the annals of alcoholism.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... extreme to do so.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Then let his family or a friend ask him if he wants to quit for good and if he would go to any extreme to do so.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... extreme to do so, you may suggest ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
After satisfying yourself that your man wants to recover and that he will go to any extreme to do so, you may suggest a definite course of action.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... extreme to extreme, ever hoping that one ...  BB To Wives, p.105  
Some of us veered from extreme to extreme, ever hoping that one day our loved ones would be themselves once more.


16.
View STEP TWO essay   ... extreme, we had wallowed in emotionalism and ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Or, going to the other extreme, we had wallowed in emotionalism and had mistaken it for true religious feeling.


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