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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 THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... normal activities -- clubs, civic duties, sports.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Father may have laid aside for years all normal activities -- clubs, civic duties, sports.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... normal drinker out of an alcoholic.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Normal drinkers are not so affected, nor ...   BB To Employers, p.140  
Normal drinkers are not so affected, nor can they understand the aberrations of the alcoholic.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and ...   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
For most normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colorful imagination.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... normal functioning of the will power.   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.


6.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... normal in every respect except in the ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Then there are types entirely normal in every respect except in the effect alcohol has upon them.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... normal individual, your chances are good at ...   BB To Wives, p.113  
If your husband is otherwise a normal individual, your chances are good at this stage.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... normal men, but for alcoholics these things ...   BB How It Works, p.66  
They may be the dubious luxury of normal men, but for alcoholics these things are poison.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... normal nature but little.   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
His disposition while drinking resembles his normal nature but little.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... normal one.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
To them, their alcoholic life seems the only normal one.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... normal people.   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Opinions vary considerably as to why the alcoholic reacts differently from normal people.


12.
View STEP THREE essay   ... normal people are getting from self-sufficiency.   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Should his own image in the mirror be too awful to contemplate (and it usually is), he might first take a look at the results normal people are getting from self-sufficiency.


13.
View STEP SIX essay   ... normal person wants, for example, to eat, ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Every normal person wants, for example, to eat, to reproduce, to be somebody in the society of his fellows.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... normal salesmen.   BB To Employers, pp.149-150  
There are two alcoholic employees, who produce as much as five normal salesmen.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... normal so far as we can see, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
He is an intelligent man, normal so far as we can see, except for a nervous disposition.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... normal, to cut it out.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
You would expect him, if he were normal, to cut it out.


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... normal, will do incredible things.   BB To Employers, pp.140-141  
When drinking, or getting over a bout, an alcoholic, sometimes the model of honesty when normal, will do incredible things.


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