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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   ... hard.   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
They made me swallow hard.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hard.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
That statement hit me hard.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hard.   BB To Employers, p.146  
They work hard and they play hard.


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... hard and failed, we may chalk that ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Even when we have tried hard and failed, we may chalk that up as one of the greatest credits of all.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... hard-and-fast lines that we have drawn.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Looking again at those defects we are still unwilling to give up, we ought to erase the hard-and-fast lines that we have drawn.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hard and have a knack of getting ...   BB To Employers, pp.139-140  
When sober, does he not work hard and have a knack of getting things done?


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hard and they play hard.   BB To Employers, p.146  
They work hard and they play hard.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... hard at the elimination of the worst ...   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.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hard drinker.   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Then we have a certain type of hard drinker.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hard drinker, a moderate drinker or a ...   BB To Employers, p.139  
Whether you are a hard drinker, a moderate drinker or a teetotaler, you may have some pretty strong opinions, perhaps prejudices.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hard drinker; but at some stage of ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He may start off as a moderate drinker; he may or may not become a continuous hard drinker; but at some stage of his drinking career he begins to lose all control of his liquor consumption, once he starts to drink.


12.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... hard drinkers ought to slow down, and ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
They wanted to say that liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard drinkers ought to slow down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hard drinking have been repaired in four.   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
As we shall see, he now means a great deal to his community, and the major liabilities of thirty years of hard drinking have been repaired in four.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... hard, either.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
You won't have to work at it very hard, either.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hard enough and long enough to drink ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people!


16.
View STEP THREE essay   ... hard, even impossible.   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
To every worldly and practical-minded beginner, this Step looks hard, even impossible.


17.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hard feeling and controversy.   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
The proceeding was shot through with much hard feeling and controversy.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hard feeling toward him.   BB To Employers, p.142  
If possible express a lack of hard feeling toward him.


19.
View STEP TWO essay   ... hard is a heartbreaking riddle.   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
To clergymen, doctors, friends, and families, the alcoholic who means well and tries hard is a heartbreaking riddle.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... hard knocks to learn this truth: Job ...   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... hard lesson that overdependence upon people is ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had refused to learn the very hard lesson that overdependence upon people is unsuccessful because all people are fallible, and even the best of them will sometimes let us down, especially when our demands for attention become unreasonable.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hard liquor than in former years.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
This had little effect however for I kept on drinking and used a great deal more hard liquor than in former years.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... hard on ourself, but always considerate of ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
The rule is we must be hard on ourself, but always considerate of others.


24.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... hard on the hopelessness of the drunk's ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I bore down hard on the hopelessness of the drunk's dilemma.


25.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... hard or times were good.   12&12 Step Four, pp.46-47  
We had to drink because times were hard or times were good.


26.
View STEP SIX essay   ... hard question, but practically speaking, it isn't.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
This sounds like a hard question, but practically speaking, it isn't.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hard stuff."   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"Lay off the hard stuff."


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... hard terms with those who seek Him.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him.


29.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hard thought.   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
That was a hard thought.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... hard times which will befall you and ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
You may be afraid your husband will lose his position; you are thinking of the disgrace and hard times which will befall you and the children.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... hard to bear.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Our disillusionment had been hard to bear.


32.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... hard to do.   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
To put a finger on the nearby and most deeply damaged ones shouldn't be hard to do.


33.
View FOREWORD   ... hard to find twoscore of sure recoveries ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
Even then it was hard to find twoscore of sure recoveries in all three groups.


34.
View STEP NINE essay   ... hard to live with.   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with.


35.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... hard to match.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
Ever since, these friends have reported A.A. with an enthusiasm which the most ardent members would find hard to match.


36.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... hard to re-establish friendly relations with his ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
The alcoholic may find it hard to re-establish friendly relations with his children.


37.
View STEP TEN essay   ... hard to see and understand.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
In most cases our motives won't be hard to see and understand.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... hard to seek them out.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Yes -- whenever they try hard to seek them out.


39.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hard to swallow.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
Though I had been only a nominal churchman, their proposals were not, intellectually, hard to swallow.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... hard to take.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Here again we are presented with the temptation to overmanage things, and sometimes this results in rebuffs and other consequences which are hard to take.


41.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... hard to understand.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
And these things which they have in common are not too hard to understand.


42.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... hard up.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
'Bill,' he said, 'I think it's a shame that you are financially so hard up.


43.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... hard up just then; the groups weren't ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
The Foundation was really hard up just then; the groups weren't sending in enough for the support of the office; we had been tossing in all the book income and even that hadn't been enough.


44.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... hard up you are, Bill.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
'We know how hard up you are, Bill.


45.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... hard way.   BB To Wives, p.121  
We had to learn these things the hard way.


46.
View STEP TEN essay   ... hard way.   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
We alcoholics have learned this the hard way.


47.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... hard with many alcoholics on the theory ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Prior to his journey to Akron, the broker had worked hard with many alcoholics on the theory that only an alcoholic could help an alcoholic, but he had succeeded only in keeping sober himself.


48.
View STEP SIX essay   ... hard with no better motive than to ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
And how often we work hard with no better motive than to be secure and slothful later on -- only we call that "retiring."


49.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hard work of a simple matter.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I had no trouble refusing drinks, and began to wonder if I had not been making too hard work of a simple matter.


50.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... hard work to be restored financially, but ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Father knows he is to blame; it may take him many seasons of hard work to be restored financially, but he shouldn't be reproached.


51.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... hard you try.   BB To Wives, p.111  
You may be unable to do so, no matter how hard you try.


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