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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   ... lost.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I admitted for the first time that of myself I was nothing; that without Him I was lost.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... lost.  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
There was a feeling of awe and wonder, but it was fleeting and soon lost.


3.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... lost.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
The A.A. group would have to stick to its course or be hopelessly lost.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... lost a peace.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to drink because our nation had won a war or lost a peace.


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... lost all and is locked up.  BB How It Works, pp.61-62  
He is like the retired business man who lolls in the Florida sunshine in the winter complaining of the sad state of the nation; the minister who sighs over the sins of the twentieth century; politicians and reformers who are sure all would be Utopia if the rest of the world would only behave; the outlaw safe cracker who thinks society has wronged him; and the alcoholic who has lost all and is locked up.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... lost all perspective, and therefore all genuine ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Here, of course, we have lost all perspective, and therefore all genuine humility.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... lost and frightened and purposeless.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless.


8.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... lost anyhow.  BB Into Action, p.80  
He saw that he had to place the outcome in God's hands or he would soon start drinking again, and all would be lost anyhow.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... lost both home and business.  BB To Employers, p.143  
We all had to place recovery above everything, for without recovery we would have lost both home and business.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... lost control.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
He has lost control.


11.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... lost everything in life through drinking and ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
We have not lost everything in life through drinking and we certainly do not intend to.


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... lost everything worthwhile in life and was ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
He had lost everything worthwhile in life and was only living, one might say, to drink.


13.
View STEP TWO essay   ... lost faith.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Finally, when all our score cards read 'zero,' and we saw that one more strike would put us out of the game forever, we had to look for our lost faith.


14.
View CONTENTS   Lost faith found in A.A.  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
Lost faith found in A.A.


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... lost in the dust of our chase ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
But whenever we had to choose between character and comfort, the character-building was lost in the dust of our chase after what we thought was happiness.


16.
View STEP TWO essay   ... lost it.  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Consider next the plight of those who once had faith, but have lost it.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... lost it as the result of a ...  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
I found a job; then lost it as the result of a brawl with a taxi driver.


18.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... lost money -- but some became very rich.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Many people lost money -- but some became very rich.


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... lost money in stocks through ignorance of ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I had developed a theory that most people lost money in stocks through ignorance of markets.


20.
View PREFACE   ... Lost Nearly All"), eight stories were retained; ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
In Part III ("They Lost Nearly All"), eight stories were retained; five new ones were added.


21.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... lost nothing.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
Everybody gains, and we have lost nothing.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... lost only a half day's work during ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
I lost only a half day's work during these three years.


23.
View STEP TWO essay   ... lost or rejected faith than to those ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Sometimes A.A. comes harder to those who have lost or rejected faith than to those who never had any faith at all, for they think they have tried faith and found it wanting.


24.
View STEP TWO essay   ... lost out because God deserted us.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
More often, though, we had met up with some major calamity, and to our way of thinking lost out because God deserted us.


25.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... lost the ability to control our drinking.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking.


26.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... lost the faith that moves mountains, without ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
If we do not do so, we shall stand convicted of emotional sterility and of having lost the faith that moves mountains, without which medicine can do little.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... lost the power of choice in drink.  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink.


28.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... lost the power to choose whether he ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.


29.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... lost the race by only a narrow ...  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He lost the race by only a narrow margin.


30.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... lost their effectiveness in helping alcoholics.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
When the Washingtonians became temperance crusaders, within a very few years they had completely lost their effectiveness in helping alcoholics.


31.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... lost their egoism and fear; they only ...  BB Into Action, p.73  
They only thought they had lost their egoism and fear; they only thought they had humbled themselves.


32.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... lost their legs; they never grow new ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We are like men who have lost their legs; they never grow new ones.


33.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; and once having formed the habit and found they cannot break it, once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve.


34.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... lost through drinking.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
His family was re-assembled, and he began to work as a salesman for the business he had lost through drinking.


35.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... lost time.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He is straining every nerve to make up for lost time.


36.
View STEP TWO essay   ... lost to the comfort of any conviction ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
He thinks himself lost to the comfort of any conviction at all.


37.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... lost to this world because I did ...  BB To Employers, p.137  
Here were three exceptional men lost to this world because I did not understand alcoholism as I do now.


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