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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   ... necessity.   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Liquor ceased to be a luxury; it became a necessity.


2.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... necessity.   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
So it is that we first see humility as a necessity.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... necessity for discussing ourselves with someone, it ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
Notwithstanding the great necessity for discussing ourselves with someone, it may be one is so situated that there is no suitable person available.


4.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... necessity of belief in and dependence upon ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... necessity of demonstrating these principles in all ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
My friend had emphasized the absolute necessity of demonstrating these principles in all my affairs.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... necessity of procreation.   BB How It Works, p.68  
One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of procreation.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... necessity or the wish.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it -- this utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... necessity there will have to be discussion ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Of necessity there will have to be discussion of matters medical, psychiatric, social, and religious.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again.


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