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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... gone.   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
But that was as far as I had gone.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... gone.   BB To Wives, p.105  
Positions were always in jeopardy or gone.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... gone.   BB To Wives, p.110  
Many of our husbands were just as far gone.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... gone.   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
The old pleasures were gone.


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... gone.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I knew everyone would buy a few bottles, or cases, of liquor as their exchequers permitted, and that it would soon be gone.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... gone all out in confusing the ends ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Quite characteristically, we had gone all out in confusing the ends with the means.


7.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... gone all out to carry A.A.'s message.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
Veteran newsmen, trained doubters that they are, have gone all out to carry A.A.'s message.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... gone along without drinking for a few ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
After your man has gone along without drinking for a few months, you may be able to make use of his services with other employees who are giving you the alcoholic run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing to have a third party in the picture.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... gone astray, have been the primary cause ...   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.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... gone beyond recall in a few years.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Potential female alcoholics often turn into the real thing and are gone beyond recall in a few years.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... gone much further than husband number two.   BB To Wives, p.109  
Three: This husband has gone much further than husband number two.


12.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... gone, no matter how grave your emotional ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
No matter who you are, no matter how low you've gone, no matter how grave your emotional complications -- even your crimes -- we still can't deny you A.A.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... gone on before.   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
Now I was to plunge into the dark, joining that endless procession of sots who had gone on before.


14.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... gone on drinking many years beyond the ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power.


15.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... gone on to better things.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
It had picked itself up with a laugh and gone on to better things.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... gone out deliberately to get drunk, feeling ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.


17.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... gone peaceable, and become one great big ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Maybe this sounds as though the alcoholics in A.A. had suddenly gone peaceable, and become one great big happy family.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... gone religious.   BB Into Action, p.77  
It is seldom wise to approach an individual, who still smarts from our injustice to him, and announce that we have gone religious.


19.
View STEP ONE essay   ... gone through.   12&12 Step One, p.23  
They were spared that last ten or fifteen years of literal hell the rest of us had gone through.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... gone through hell for him.   BB Into Action, p.81  
A man so involved often feels very remorseful at times, especially if he is married to a loyal and courageous girl who has literally gone through hell for him.


21.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... gone through this process in some degree.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Nearly every oldtimer in our Society has gone through this process in some degree.


22.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... gone through what you have.   BB To Wives, p.119  
They need the counsel and love of a woman who has gone through what you have.


23.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... gone to Akron on a business venture ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
The broker had gone to Akron on a business venture which had collapsed, leaving him greatly in fear that he might start drinking again.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... gone to classes, and even though fully ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
Many mornings I have gone to classes, and even though fully prepared, would turn and walk back to the fraternity house because of my jitters, not daring to enter the classroom for fear of making a scene should I be called on for recitation.


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... gone to Europe, placing himself in the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Then he had gone to Europe, placing himself in the care of a celebrated physician (the psychiatrist, Dr. Jung) who prescribed for him.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... gone to hell again.   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
A morning paper told me the market had gone to hell again.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... gone to my old hospital in despair.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
Many times I have gone to my old hospital in despair.


28.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... gone to pieces long ago.   BB To Wives, p.119  
Without you he would have gone to pieces long ago.


29.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... gone to recover from a bad case ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
We first saw Fred about a year ago in a hospital where he had gone to recover from a bad case of jitters.


30.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... gone to the extremes you fellows did, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
We admit we have some of these symptoms, but we have not gone to the extremes you fellows did, nor are we likely to, for we understand ourselves so well after what you have told us that such things cannot happen again.


31.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... gone to the other extreme and settled ...   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.


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... gone, we will see how our experience ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.


33.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... gone wrong.   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
If the Creator gave us our lives in the first place, then He must know in every detail where we have since gone wrong.


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