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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... illness.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive illness.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... illness.  BB To Wives, p.115  
While you need not discuss your husband at length, you can quietly let your friends know the nature of his illness.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... illness.  BB To Employers, pp.138-139  
He simply could not believe that his brother-executive suffered from a serious illness.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... illness.  BB To Employers, p.142  
At this point, it might be well to explain alcoholism, the illness.


5.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Illness.")  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
(This address is now available in pamphlet form at nominal cost through most A.A. groups or from Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, under the title "Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the Illness.")


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... illness, a fatal malady.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Continue to speak of alcoholism as an illness, a fatal malady.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... illness, for with it there goes annihilation ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
But not so with the alcoholic illness, for with it there goes annihilation of all the things worth while in life.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... illness -- involves those about us in a ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
An illness of this sort -- and we have come to believe it an illness -- involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... illness of this sort -- and we have ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
An illness of this sort -- and we have come to believe it an illness -- involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... illness over which we could not possibly ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
At such moments we forget that alcoholism is an illness over which we could not possibly have had any power.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... illness, suicide -- these calamities in his immediate ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Business failure, insanity, fatal illness, suicide -- these calamities in his immediate family embittered and depressed him.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... illness that we have in our sponsors?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we have the same kind of confidence and faith in these people who have been infected and sometimes crippled by our own illness that we have in our sponsors?


13.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... illness, the social stigma associated with this ...  BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... illness, we might have behaved differently.  BB To Wives, p.107  
Had we fully understood the nature of the alcoholic illness, we might have behaved differently.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... illness which only a spiritual experience will ...  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
If that be the case, you may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will conquer.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... illness with little complaint, and often in ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
We have seen A.A.'s suffer lingering and fatal illness with little complaint, and often in good cheer.


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