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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   ... liquor.   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
I was part of life at last, and in the midst of the excitement I discovered liquor.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... liquor."   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"That fellow can't handle his liquor."


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... liquor.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
He was very nervous in the morning after these bouts and quieted himself with more liquor.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... liquor.   BB Into Action, p.81  
He commences to look around in the night clubs, or their equivalent, for something besides liquor.


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... liquor.   BB Into Action, p.84  
We will seldom be interested in liquor.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... liquor.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Don't start to withdraw again just because your friends drink liquor.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... liquor.   BB To Wives, p.109  
Perhaps he spends too much money for liquor.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... liquor.   BB To Wives, p.110  
Perhaps you both like parties which would be dull without liquor.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... liquor.   BB To Employers, p.143  
Your man will fare better if placed in such physical condition that he can think straight and no longer craves liquor.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
One was the fear of not sleeping, and the other was the fear of running out of liquor.


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.175-176  
Not being a man of means, I knew that if I did not stay sober enough to earn money, I would run out of liquor.


12.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor agency where perhaps one might procure ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
No beer or liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except at the State liquor agency where perhaps one might procure a pint if he could convince the agent that he really needed it.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... liquor alone for one year.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
If anyone questions whether he has entered this dangerous area, let him try leaving liquor alone for one year.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor and smuggle it home and hide ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
If my wife was planning to go out in the afternoon, I would get a large supply of liquor and smuggle it home and hide it in the coal bin, the clothes chute, over door jambs, over beams in the cellar, and in cracks in the cellar tile.


15.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... liquor, and this often requires a definite ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxvii-xxviii  
Of course an alcoholic ought to be freed from his physical craving for liquor, and this often requires a definite hospital procedure, before psychological measures can be of maximum benefit.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... liquor as a social lubricant.   BB To Wives, p.110  
We know all about liquor as a social lubricant.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor as their exchequers permitted, and that ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I knew everyone would buy a few bottles, or cases, of liquor as their exchequers permitted, and that it would soon be gone.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... liquor, but how can I?   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I?


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... liquor, but in that respect he is ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He is often perfectly sensible and well balanced concerning everything except liquor, but in that respect he is incredibly dishonest and selfish.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Liquor caught up with me much faster ...   BB Bill's Story, p.3  
Liquor caught up with me much faster than I came up behind Walter.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Liquor ceased to be a luxury; it ...   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Liquor ceased to be a luxury; it became a necessity.


22.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... liquor concealed all over his house to ...   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.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... liquor consumption, once he starts to drink.   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He may start off as a moderate drinker; he may or may not become a continuous hard drinker; but at some stage of his drinking career he begins to lose all control of his liquor consumption, once he starts to drink.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor down my throat.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
So it doesn't behoove me to squawk about it for, after all, nobody ever had to throw me down and pour liquor down my throat.


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... liquor entirely if they have good reason ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Moderate drinkers have little trouble in giving up liquor entirely if they have good reason for it.


26.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor for good and all, and sincerely ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you.


27.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor for the next night, I had ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
My phobia for sleeplessness demanded that I get drunk every night, but in order to get more liquor for the next night, I had to stay sober during the day, at least up to four o'clock.


28.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... liquor has been given us without any ...   BB Into Action, p.85  
We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part.


29.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... liquor has caused you, being careful not ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
If he is in a serious mood dwell on the troubles liquor has caused you, being careful not to moralize or lecture.


30.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... liquor in our homes.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Many of us keep liquor in our homes.


31.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Liquor incapacitated father for so many years ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Liquor incapacitated father for so many years that mother became head of the house.


32.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... liquor is no real problem.   BB To Employers, p.139  
To you, liquor is no real problem.


33.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... liquor is served; we must not have ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
People have said we must not go where liquor is served; we must not have it in our homes; we must shun friends who drink; we must avoid moving pictures which show drinking scenes; we must not go into bars; our friends must hide their bottles if we go to their houses; we mustn't think or be reminded about alcohol at all.


34.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor much during the first two and ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
Unlike most of our crowd, I did not get over my craving for liquor much during the first two and one-half years of abstinence.


35.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor on the way to the depot.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I bought some more liquor on the way to the depot.


36.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... liquor, or he is minus a job.   BB To Employers, p.138  
"Oh no," said my friend, "this chap is either through with liquor, or he is minus a job.


37.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... liquor or leave it alone.   BB To Employers, p.139  
As a moderate drinker, you can take your liquor or leave it alone.


38.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor problem.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
My wife became deeply interested, and it was her interest that sustained mine, though I at no time sensed that it might be an answer to my liquor problem.


39.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... liquor problem is solved, to feel that ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
It is the most natural thing in the world, once his liquor problem is solved, to feel that he will now measure up to that cherished vision.


40.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... liquor problem or He has not.   BB To Wives, p.120  
God has either removed your husband's liquor problem or He has not.


41.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor shipped in from Boston or New ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
Men who had liquor shipped in from Boston or New York by express were looked upon with great distrust and disfavor by most of the good townspeople.


42.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
They wanted to say that liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard drinkers ought to slow down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.


43.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... liquor situation, he went on a roaring ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Some time later, and just as he thought he was getting control of his liquor situation, he went on a roaring bender.


44.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor, smuggling it home, getting drunk, morning ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was really a horrible nightmare, this earning money, getting liquor, smuggling it home, getting drunk, morning jitters, taking large doses of sedatives to make it possible for me to earn more money, and so on ad nauseam.


45.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor than in former years.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
This had little effect however for I kept on drinking and used a great deal more hard liquor than in former years.


46.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... liquor, that it does him no harm, ...   BB To Wives, p.109  
He is positive he can handle his liquor, that it does him no harm, that drinking is necessary in his business.


47.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... liquor, though it often remains strong in ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened when it comes to combating liquor, though it often remains strong in other respects.


48.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... liquor to anyone.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
But some of us think we should not serve liquor to anyone.


49.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... liquor to quiet his nerves so he ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
As matters grow worse, he begins to use a combination of high-powered sedative and liquor to quiet his nerves so he can go to work.


50.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... liquor trade association style.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
It would be bound to appear that A.A. was now backing education -- liquor trade association style.


51.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... liquor trade to show a sense of ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
It would be a good thing, they believed, for the liquor trade to show a sense of public responsibility.


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... liquor was but a symptom.   BB How It Works, p.64  
Our liquor was but a symptom.


53.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
No beer or liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except at the State liquor agency where perhaps one might procure a pint if he could convince the agent that he really needed it.


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