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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... list.   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents -- anyone can increase the list.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... list ad infinitum.   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.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... list again.   BB How It Works, p.67  
Referring to our list again.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... list as defects of character.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Some others will think of this list as defects of character.


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... list, for it held the key to ...   BB How It Works, p.66  
We turned back to the list, for it held the key to the future.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... list for Santa Claus.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Sometimes it's because God has not delivered us the good things of life which we specified, as a greedy child makes an impossible list for Santa Claus.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... list of all persons we had harmed, ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.


8.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... list of all persons we had harmed, ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
"Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all."


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... list of all persons we have harmed ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
We have a list of all persons we have harmed and to whom we are willing to make amends.


10.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... list of all the people we had ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
These were some of the ways in which fear conspired with pride to hinder our making a list of all the people we had harmed.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... list of business acquaintances and friends we ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
As we look over the list of business acquaintances and friends we have hurt, we may feel diffident about going to some of them on a spiritual basis.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... list of major human failings -- the Seven ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To avoid falling into confusion over the names these defects should be called, let's take a universally recognized list of major human failings -- the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... list of people I had hurt or ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
We made a list of people I had hurt or toward whom I felt resentment.


14.
View STEP NINE essay   ... list of people we have harmed, have ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
After we have made the list of people we have harmed, have reflected carefully upon each instance, and have tried to possess ourselves of the right attitude in which to proceed, we will see that the making of direct amends divides those we should approach into several classes.


15.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... list of people who have, to some ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Then, as year by year we walk back through our lives as far as memory will reach, we shall be bound to construct a long list of people who have, to some extent or other, been affected.


16.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... list of 'protective' regulations.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Our Foundation office(*) asked each group to send in its list of 'protective' regulations.


17.
View STEP SIX essay   ... list of still milder defects, will be ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
But even these people, if they construct a list of still milder defects, will be obliged to admit that they prefer to hang on to some of them.


18.
View STEP SIX essay   ... list of such defects as these, and ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.


19.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... list of the more glaring personality defects ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Now let's ponder the need for a list of the more glaring personality defects all of us have in varying degrees.


20.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... list was a mile long.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
The total list was a mile long.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... list we set opposite each name our ...   BB How It Works, p.65  
On our grudge list we set opposite each name our injuries.


22.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... list would set forth serious violations of ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To those having religious training, such a list would set forth serious violations of moral principles.


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