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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 TWO essay   ... obsession.  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Having reduced us to a state of absolute helplessness, you now declare that none but a Higher Power can remove our obsession.


2.
View STEP TWO essay   ... obsession.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
The fact was we really hadn't cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us and expel the obsession.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... obsession.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
It is plain for everybody to see that each sober A.A. member has been granted a release from this very obstinate and potentially fatal obsession.


4.
View STEP SIX essay   ... obsession.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
As they are humbled by the terrific beating administered by alcohol, the grace of God can enter them and expel their obsession.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... obsession by a sudden spiritual experience, following ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Six months earlier, the broker had been relieved of his drink obsession by a sudden spiritual experience, following a meeting with an alcoholic friend who had been in contact with the Oxford Groups of that day.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... obsession could be banished, then there must ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
If that degree of humility could enable us to find the grace by which such a deadly obsession could be banished, then there must be hope of the same result respecting any other problem we could possibly have.


7.
View STEP ONE essay   ... obsession for destructive drinking that only an ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
It is truly awful to admit that, glass in hand, we have warped our minds into such an obsession for destructive drinking that only an act of Providence can remove it from us.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... obsession for financial security that he wants ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Another may develop such an obsession for financial security that he wants to do nothing but hoard money.


9.
View STEP ONE essay   ... obsession from us.  12&12 Step One, p.24  
We stand ready to do anything which will lift the merciless obsession from us.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... obsession of every abnormal drinker.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker.


11.
View CONTENTS   ... obsession plus physical allergy.  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Mental obsession plus physical allergy.


12.
View STEP ONE essay   ... obsession so subtly powerful that no amount ...  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.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... obsession that few knew of his drinking.  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He had, of course, the familiar alcoholic obsession that few knew of his drinking.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... obsession that some new miracle of control ...  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
There was an insistent yearning to enjoy life as we once did and a heartbreaking obsession that some new miracle of control would enable us to do it.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... obsession that somehow, someday, they will beat ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
There is the obsession that somehow, someday, they will beat the game.


16.
View STEP TWO essay   ... obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they came ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they came to believe in a Higher Power, and most of them began to talk of God."


17.
View FOREWORD   ... obsession to drink and enable the sufferer ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.


18.
View STEP SIX essay   ... obsession to drink vanished.  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
But when I became willing to clean house and then asked a Higher Power, God as I understood Him, to give me release, my obsession to drink vanished.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... obsession until we first admitted that we ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Step One showed us an amazing paradox: We found that we were totally unable to be rid of the alcohol obsession until we first admitted that we were powerless over it.


20.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... obsession was that A.A. could get along ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
His pet obsession was that A.A. could get along better without its "God nonsense."


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