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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 FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... following a meeting with an alcoholic friend ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, pp.xv-xvi  
Six months earlier, the broker had been relieved of his drink obsession by a sudden spiritual experience, following a meeting with an alcoholic friend who had been in contact with the Oxford Groups of that day.


2.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   Following are excerpts from the comments of ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Following are excerpts from the comments of doctors present at the annual meeting(*) of the Medical Society of the State of New York where a paper on A.A. was read:


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... following chapter, there appears an explanation of ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
In the following chapter, there appears an explanation of alcoholism, as we understand it, then a chapter addressed to the agnostic.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... following conclusions: that his character defects, representing ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


5.
View STEP TWO essay   Following each, he not only drinks again, ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Following each, he not only drinks again, but acts worse than the last time.


6.
View STEP ONE essay   Following every spree, he would say to ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
Following every spree, he would say to himself, "Maybe those A.A.'s were right. ..."


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... following his case afterward.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Their services are often indispensable in treating a newcomer and in following his case afterward.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Following his discharge, we contacted him.   BB To Employers, p.139  
Following his discharge, we contacted him.


9.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   Following his physical rehabilitation, he had a ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Following his physical rehabilitation, he had a talk with me in which he frankly stated he thought the treatment a waste of effort, unless I could assure him, which no one ever had, that in the future he would have the "will power" to resist the impulse to drink.


10.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... following pointed story.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
In this connection, Bill likes to tell the following pointed story.


11.
View PREFACE   ... following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
The first edition appeared in April 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation.


12.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... following spring we were living in our ...   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
By the following spring we were living in our accustomed style.


13.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... following Steps toward a full and meaningful ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... following suggestions may be helpful.   BB To Employers, p.140  
If your decision is yes, whether the reason be humanitarian or business or both, then the following suggestions may be helpful.


15.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... following take on a world of meaning ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Simple examples like the following take on a world of meaning when we think about them.


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   Following the elimination of alcohol, there was ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Following the elimination of alcohol, there was found to be no permanent brain injury.


17.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... following the intent of Step Eleven.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
At these critical moments, if we remind ourselves that "it is better to comfort than to be comforted, to understand than to be understood, to love than to be loved," we will be following the intent of Step Eleven.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... following the program of recovery he can ...   BB To Employers, p.147  
If he is conscientiously following the program of recovery he can go anywhere your business may call him.


19.
View STEP ONE essay   ... following years this changed.   12&12 Step One, p.23  
It is a tremendous satisfaction to record that in the following years this changed.


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