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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   ... ill.  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.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... ill.  BB Working With Others, p.89  
Remember they are very ill.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... ill.  BB To Wives, p.108  
When he angers you, remember that he is very ill.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... ill."  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
The entire family is, to some extent, ill."


5.
View STEP TWO essay   ... ill.  12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Some will be willing to term themselves "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that they are in fact mentally ill.


6.
View STEP TEN essay   ... ill as well as frequently wrong, and ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Finally, we begin to see that all people, including ourselves, are to some extent emotionally ill as well as frequently wrong, and then we approach true tolerance and see what real love for our fellows actually means.


7.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... ill at ease most of the time, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
I was self conscious and ill at ease most of the time, my health was at the breaking point, and I was thoroughly miserable.


8.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... ill, bodily and mentally.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Best of all, I met a kind doctor who explained that though certainly selfish and foolish, I had been seriously ill, bodily and mentally.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... ill, can he be forgiven for what ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
If you concede that your employee is ill, can he be forgiven for what he has done in the past?


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... ill, children distracted, bills in arrears and ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
It was the usual situation: home in jeopardy, wife ill, children distracted, bills in arrears and standing damaged.


11.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... ill-conceived, but that makes not the slightest ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
True, some of the projects to which A.A.'s have attached themselves have been ill-conceived, but that makes not the slightest difference with the principle involved.


12.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... ill, does he want to get well?  BB To Employers, p.142  
Say that you believe he is a gravely ill person, with this qualification -- being perhaps fatally ill, does he want to get well?


13.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... ill feeling and expressing our regret.  BB Into Action, p.77  
We go to him in a helpful and forgiving spirit, confessing our former ill feeling and expressing our regret.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... ill from drinking.  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
You may already have asked yourself why it is that all of us became so very ill from drinking.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... ill health, falling in love, change of ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... ill of ourselves.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
When these things happen we should not think too ill of ourselves.


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... ill person, with this qualification -- being perhaps ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
Say that you believe he is a gravely ill person, with this qualification -- being perhaps fatally ill, does he want to get well?


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... ill, we have been spiritually sick.  BB How It Works, p.64  
From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick.


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