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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   ... less accept a spiritual remedy for his ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
Fred would not believe himself an alcoholic, much less accept a spiritual remedy for his problem.


2.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... less, and desire humility more than ever.  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We began to fear pain less, and desire humility more than ever.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... less and less interested in ourselves, our ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... less brotherhood than before.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
The sum of all this mighty effort is less peace and less brotherhood than before.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... less communicative.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He becomes still less communicative.


6.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... less control, which led in time to ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals -- usually brief -- were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, ...  BB Into Action, p.88  
We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.


8.
View STEP SIX essay   ... less degree, everybody is infected with it.  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
To a greater or less degree, everybody is infected with it.


9.
View STEP ONE essay   ... less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Many less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did not succeed because they could not make the admission of hopelessness.


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... less fooled ourselves, how could we now ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
If all our lives we had more or less fooled ourselves, how could we now be so sure that we weren't still self-deceived?


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... less forced to go to church, Sunday ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
From childhood through high school I was more or less forced to go to church, Sunday School and evening service, Monday night Christian Endeavor and sometimes to Wednesday evening prayer meeting.


12.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... less fortunate, don't even know how to ...  12&12 Step Eleven, pp.98-99  
But what about the rest of us who, less fortunate, don't even know how to begin?


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... less, had been drinking only a few ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Several of our crowd, men of thirty or less, had been drinking only a few years, but they found themselves as helpless as those who had been drinking twenty years.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... less insanely drunk.  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He is always more or less insanely drunk.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... less interested in ourselves, our little plans ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs.


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... less into both classifications.  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
But just as often some of us will fit more or less into both classifications.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... less likely to drink again, and anything ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
He will be less likely to drink again, and anything is preferable to that.


18.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... less ostracized by our friends.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
During all this time we became more or less ostracized by our friends.


19.
View STEP THREE essay   ... less peace and less brotherhood than before.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
The sum of all this mighty effort is less peace and less brotherhood than before.


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... less people tolerated us, the more we ...  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
The less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself.


21.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... less than 30 years of age -- among ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Seven percent of the A.A.'s surveyed are less than 30 years of age -- among them, many in their teens.


22.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... less than a medical saint by A.A. ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
He had also been greatly helped by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, a New York specialist in alcoholism who is now accounted no less than a medical saint by A.A. members, and whose story of the early days of our Society appears in the next pages.


23.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... less than average.  BB How It Works, p.58  
Their chances are less than average.


24.
View STEP SIX essay   ... less than ruinous, we have a milder ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
When gluttony is less than ruinous, we have a milder word for that, too; we call it "taking our comfort."


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... less: That we have had deep and ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


26.
View STEP SIX essay   ... less violent aspects of these very same ...  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
But when we face up to the less violent aspects of these very same defects, then where do we stand?


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