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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 TEN essay   ... hide a bad motive underneath a good ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
This odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top to bottom.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hide a full bottle of gin near ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I wondered whether I dared hide a full bottle of gin near the head of our bed.


3.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... hide from public distrust and contempt.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Though ex-drinkers, we still thought we had to hide from public distrust and contempt.


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hide it in the coal bin, the ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
If my wife was planning to go out in the afternoon, I would get a large supply of liquor and smuggle it home and hide it in the coal bin, the clothes chute, over door jambs, over beams in the cellar, and in cracks in the cellar tile.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... hide lust in a dark corner of ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
But how many men and women speak love with their lips, and believe what they say, so that they can hide lust in a dark corner of their minds?


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hide out in one of the clubs ...  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.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... hide their bottles if we go to ...  BB Working With Others, pp.100-101  
People have said we must not go where liquor is served; we must not have it in our homes; we must shun friends who drink; we must avoid moving pictures which show drinking scenes; we must not go into bars; our friends must hide their bottles if we go to their houses; we mustn't think or be reminded about alcohol at all.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... hide this from others.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We used our education to blow ourselves up into prideful balloons, though we were careful to hide this from others.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... hide underneath it.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Always we tried to struggle to the top of the heap, or to hide underneath it.


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