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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 STEP TWELVE essay   ... mental, and emotional levels is a fact ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The prospective partners need to be solid A.A.'s and long enough acquainted to know that their compatibility at spiritual, mental, and emotional levels is a fact and not wishful thinking.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... mental and physical collapse, brought him to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Post-war disillusionment, ever more serious alcoholism, impending mental and physical collapse, brought him to the point of self-destruction.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... mental and physical rehabilitation of alcoholics.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My brother-in-law is a physician, and through his kindness and that of my mother I was placed in a nationally-known hospital for the mental and physical rehabilitation of alcoholics.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... mental and physical suffering.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
Then came the hospital with unbearable mental and physical suffering.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... mental and physical suffering which drinking always ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Here was the threat of commitment, the loss of family and position, to say nothing of that intense mental and physical suffering which drinking always caused him.


6.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... mental and spiritual health and self-respect to ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
This self-insurance has resulted in the restoration of physical, mental and spiritual health and self-respect to hundreds of men and women who would be hopelessly down and out without its unique but effective therapy."


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... mental blank spots.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... mental condition surrounding that first drink prevents ...  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Show him, from your own experience, how the queer mental condition surrounding that first drink prevents normal functioning of the will power.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.  BB To Wives, p.114  
If he is already committed to an institution, but can convince you and your doctor that he means business, give him a chance to try our method, unless the doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... mental condition were unusually good.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
His physical and mental condition were unusually good.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... mental control.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
I do not hold with those who believe that alcoholism is entirely a problem of mental control.


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... mental control.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
These men were not drinking to escape; they were drinking to overcome a craving beyond their mental control.


13.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... mental defectives.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
It did not satisfy us to be told that we could not control our drinking just because we were maladjusted to life, that we were in full flight from reality, or were outright mental defectives.


14.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... mental defense against the first drink.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink.


15.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... mental deterioration.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
He had but partially recovered from a gastric hemorrhage and seemed to be a case of pathological mental deterioration.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... mental disorders, but many of them do ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... mental, emotional, and physical.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Nearly every sound human being experiences, at some time in life, a compelling desire to find a mate of the opposite sex with whom the fullest possible union can be made -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.


18.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
To define the word "harm" in a practical way, we might call it the result of instincts in collision, which cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... mental faculties with assurance, for after all ...  BB Into Action, p.86  
Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... mental fog settled down.  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
Then a mental fog settled down.


21.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... mental goose-flesh that used to bring on!  BB We Agnostics, p.54  
What a state of mental goose-flesh that used to bring on!


22.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... mental health.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
We, who have recovered from serious drinking, are miracles of mental health.


23.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... mental health of the community.  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
He got in touch with a prominent psychiatrist who had undertaken certain responsibilities for the mental health of the community.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... mental inconsistencies with some of his own.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
He will match your mental inconsistencies with some of his own.


25.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... mental liabilities.  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When that happens, our great natural assets, the instincts, have turned into physical and mental liabilities.


26.
View CONTENTS   Mental obsession plus physical allergy.  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Mental obsession plus physical allergy.


27.
View STEP ONE essay   ... mental obsession so subtly powerful that no ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
Our sponsors declared that we were the victims of a mental obsession so subtly powerful that no amount of human willpower could break it.


28.
View STEP THREE essay   ... mental or emotional independence is in question, ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
But the moment our mental or emotional independence is in question, how differently we behave.


29.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
But there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound reasoning there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink.


30.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... mental readjustment to a life which knows ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
Being somewhat weakened, and faced with physical and mental readjustment to a life which knows no alcohol, he may overdo.


31.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop.


32.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... mental state preceding the first drink.  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
There was much talk about the mental state preceding the first drink.


33.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... mental states that precede a relapse into ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
So we shall describe some of the mental states that precede a relapse into drinking, for obviously this is the crux of the problem.


34.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... mental symptoms, the deepening pall of remorse, ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
The alarming physical and mental symptoms, the deepening pall of remorse, depression and inferiority that settled down on our loved ones -- these things terrified and distracted us.


35.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... mental torture was so hellish I feared ...  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
Then came the night when the physical and mental torture was so hellish I feared I would burst through my window, sash and all.


36.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... mental twist already acquired, will find he ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
We doubt if many of them can do it, because none will really want to stop, and hardly one of them, because of the peculiar mental twist already acquired, will find he can win out.


37.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... mental twist which leads to the first ...  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a spree.


38.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... mental uplift, I often think of another ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
When I need a mental uplift, I often think of another case brought in by a physician prominent in New York.


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