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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 THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... habit and found they cannot break it, ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; and once having formed the habit and found they cannot break it, once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... habit at times of registering at a ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I would sometimes hide out in one of the clubs of which I was a member, and had the habit at times of registering at a hotel under a fictitious name.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... habit badly enough to gradually impair him ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
He may have the habit badly enough to gradually impair him physically and mentally.


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... habit of accurate self-appraisal.   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
The emphasis on inventory is heavy only because a great many of us have never really acquired the habit of accurate self-appraisal.


5.
View STEP TEN essay   ... habit of self-restraint has become automatic.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
For we can neither think nor act to good purpose until the habit of self-restraint has become automatic.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... habit of showing when you were getting ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
It never fails, if you go about it with one half the zeal you have been in the habit of showing when you were getting another drink.


7.
View STEP ONE essay   ... habit, that it was indeed the beginning ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drinking even then was no mere habit, that it was indeed the beginning of a fatal progression.


8.
View STEP TEN essay   ... habit, until he is able to admit ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... habit, with stubbornness, or a weak will?   BB To Employers, p.140  
Can you discard the feeling that you are dealing only with habit, with stubbornness, or a weak will?


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