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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   ... hours.  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
He talked for hours.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hours.  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
But the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hours.  BB To Employers, p.146  
He may wish to do a lot for other alcoholics and something of the sort may come up during business hours.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hours a day.  BB To Employers, p.146  
You may have to curb his desire to work sixteen hours a day.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hours a day in and through us, ...  BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hours after the market closed.  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
It was eight o'clock -- five hours after the market closed.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... hours ahead.  BB Into Action, p.86  
On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead.


8.
View STEP TEN essay   ... hours are usually well filled with things ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
As a matter of fact, the waking hours are usually well filled with things that are constructive.


9.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hours at a time, so it was ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
I soon discovered that a couple of drinks would alleviate my gastric distress, at least for a few hours at a time, so it was not at all difficult for me to return to my former excessive indulgence.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hours before I would be quite unfit ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
Occasionally, I would yield to the morning craving, but if I did, it would be only a few hours before I would be quite unfit for work.


11.
View STEP TEN essay   ... hours drearily rehashing their sins of omission ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Must A.A.'s spend most of their waking hours drearily rehashing their sins of omission or commission?


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hours, drinking only at parties, switching from ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... hours helping other men and their families.  BB To Wives, p.119  
You have been starving for his companionship, yet he spends long hours helping other men and their families.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... hours just past.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
There's the one we take at day's end, when we review the happenings of the hours just past.


15.
View STEP TEN essay   ... hours of our day better and happier.  12&12 Step Ten, pp.89-90  
For these minutes and sometimes hours spent in self-examination are bound to make all the other hours of our day better and happier.


16.
View STEP TEN essay   ... hours spent in self-examination are bound to ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
For these minutes and sometimes hours spent in self-examination are bound to make all the other hours of our day better and happier.


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hours talking about alcoholism, the malady, and ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
This seemed to me like an opportunity to be helpful, so I spent two hours talking about alcoholism, the malady, and described the symptoms and results as well as I could.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... hours that might have been worth while.  BB How It Works, p.66  
To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... hours to come.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
In the morning we think of the hours to come.


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hours to fellow-sufferers.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They shared their homes, their slender resources, and gladly devoted their spare hours to fellow-sufferers.


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