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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 FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... period.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
Our Society then entered a fearsome and exciting adolescent period.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... period.  BB To Employers, p.137  
Because of the employee's special ability, or of his own strong personal attachment to him, the employer has sometimes kept such a man at work long beyond a reasonable period.


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... period because of an overpowering desire to ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
We have heard of a few instances where people, who showed definite signs of alcoholism, were able to stop for a long period because of an overpowering desire to do so.


4.
View FOREWORD   ... period ended and a prodigious chain reaction ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
With the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain reaction set in as the recovered alcoholics carried their message to still others.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... period ended and A.A. entered a new ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The flying-blind period ended and A.A. entered a new phase of its pioneering time.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... period of drinking, I made up my ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
This went from bad to worse until sophomore spring when, after a prolonged period of drinking, I made up my mind that I could not complete my course, so I packed my grip and went South to spend a month on a large farm owned by a friend of mine.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... period of growth.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
Show them that he has entered upon a period of growth.


8.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... period of meditation with a prayer that ...  BB Into Action, p.87  
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.


9.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... period of months on some problem or ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
I have had many men who had, for example, worked a period of months on some problem or business deal which was to be settled on a certain date, favorably to them.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... period of patient striving may be necessary.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
When the distortion has been great, however, a long period of patient striving may be necessary.


11.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... period of premeditation of what the terrific ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
We now see that when we began to drink deliberately, instead of casually, there was little serious or effective thought during the period of premeditation of what the terrific consequences might be.


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... period of reconstruction ahead.  BB Into Action, p.83  
Yes, there is a long period of reconstruction ahead.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... period of sobriety and self-discipline had qualified ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
Then he fell victim to a belief which practically every alcoholic has -- that his long period of sobriety and self-discipline had qualified him to drink as other men.


14.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... period of sobriety, we are in a ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Commencing to drink after a period of sobriety, we are in a short time as bad as ever.


15.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... period of time.  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William James calls the "educational variety" because they develop slowly over a period of time.


16.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... period of time he can take a ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There is the type who always believes that after being entirely free from alcohol for a period of time he can take a drink without danger.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... period of time will be helpful, but ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
The experiment of quitting for a period of time will be helpful, but we think we can render an even greater service to alcoholic sufferers and perhaps to the medical fraternity.


18.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... period, the status of these faithful servants ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
At one period, the status of these faithful servants was almost unbearable.


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... period we get worse, never better.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Over any considerable period we get worse, never better.


20.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... period were being ironed out, public acceptance ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, pp.xix-xx  
While the internal difficulties of our adolescent period were being ironed out, public acceptance of A.A. grew by leaps and bounds.


21.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... period when you couldn't mix money and ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
(That was in the period when you couldn't mix money and A.A.)


22.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... period, you may yet be a potential ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Though you may be able to stop for a considerable period, you may yet be a potential alcoholic.


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