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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... house.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... house.   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Liquor incapacitated father for so many years that mother became head of the house.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... house.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
Finally my father had to send a doctor out from my home town who managed to get me back there in some way, and I was in bed about two months before I could venture out of the house.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... house.   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Some people are unable to stay sober at all; others will relapse periodically until they really clean house.


5.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... house an educational project -- quite noncontroversial, of ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
Beginning on the ground floor there would be a club; in the second story they would sober up drunks and hand them currency for their back debts; the third deck would house an educational project -- quite noncontroversial, of course.


6.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... house and another friend drinking their morning ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Daylight found the master of the house and another friend drinking their morning coffee.


7.
View STEP SIX essay   ... house and then asked a Higher Power, ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
But when I became willing to clean house and then asked a Higher Power, God as I understood Him, to give me release, my obsession to drink vanished.


8.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... house and, unknown to the family, went ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
About two weeks later, Ed stole by night into an A.A. member's house and, unknown to the family, went to bed.


9.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... house at exactly five o'clock and it ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
We entered her house at exactly five o'clock and it was eleven fifteen when we left.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... house because of my jitters, not daring ...   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.


11.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... house for the Al-Anon Family Groups, composed ...   BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
This is a world clearing house for the Al-Anon Family Groups, composed largely of the wives, husbands and friends of A.A. members.


12.
View STEP THREE essay   ... house has electric wiring carrying power and ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Every modern house has electric wiring carrying power and light to its interior.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... house has spent years in pulling down ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
But the head of the house has spent years in pulling down the structures of business, romance, friendship, health -- these things are now ruined or damaged.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... house, he heard the story of some ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Impressed by those who visited him at the hospital, he capitulated entirely when, later, in an upper room of this house, he heard the story of some man whose experience closely tallied with his own.


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... house, in a town near home.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I remember nothing from then on until I woke up at a friend's house, in a town near home.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... house is filled with strangers.   BB To Wives, p.119  
Your house is filled with strangers.


17.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... house is in order.   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
The answers will come, if your own house is in order.


18.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... house is still largely theoretical.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Until we actually sit down and talk aloud about what we have so long hidden, our willingness to clean house is still largely theoretical.


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... house, never drinking during business hours, drinking ...   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.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... house, often the breadwinner.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
If the man is affected, the wife must become the head of the house, often the breadwinner.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... house ought to remember that he is ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
The head of the house ought to remember that he is mainly to blame for what befell his home.


22.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... house put in her name -- pride; personal ...   BB How It Works, p.65  
My wife -- misunderstands and nags; likes Brown; wants the house put in her name -- pride; personal sex relations; security (fear).


23.
View STEP TWO essay   ... house so that the grace of God ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
The fact was we really hadn't cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us and expel the obsession.


24.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... house still fails somewhat in practicing them.   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
They can hardly fail to approve these simple principles, though the head of the house still fails somewhat in practicing them.


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... house to be certain no one gets ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
If he can afford it, he may have liquor concealed all over his house to be certain no one gets his entire supply away from him to throw down the wastepipe.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... house to carry me through that night ...   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
With a certain satisfaction I reflected there was enough gin concealed about the house to carry me through that night and the next day.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... house to find loving and understanding companionship ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


28.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... house until he first envisions a plan ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
After all, no man can build a house until he first envisions a plan for it.


29.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... house was taken over by the mortgage ...   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
The house was taken over by the mortgage holder, my mother-in-law died, my wife and father-in-law became ill.


30.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... house where I lived felt forced to ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
There my drinking became so much worse that the boys in the fraternity house where I lived felt forced to send for my father, who made a long journey in the vain endeavor to get me straightened around.


31.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... house will hardly accommodate its weekly visitors, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Now, this house will hardly accommodate its weekly visitors, for they number sixty or eighty as a rule.


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... house with the family, asking each morning ...   BB Into Action, p.83  
So we clean house with the family, asking each morning in meditation that our Creator show us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love.


33.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... house would appear.   BB To Wives, p.105  
We seldom had friends at our homes, never knowing how or when the men of the house would appear.


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