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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   ... 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.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... physical allergy.  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Mental obsession plus physical allergy.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... physical and mental condition were unusually good.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
His physical and mental condition were unusually good.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... physical and mental liabilities.  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When that happens, our great natural assets, the instincts, have turned into physical and mental liabilities.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... physical and mental readjustment to a life ...  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.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... physical and mental symptoms, the deepening pall ...  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.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... physical and mental torture was so hellish ...  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.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... physical collapse, brought him to the point ...  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.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... physical condition, it is better to risk ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
The family may object to this, but unless he is in a dangerous physical condition, it is better to risk it.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... physical condition that he can think straight ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
Your man will fare better if placed in such physical condition that he can think straight and no longer craves liquor.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... physical craving for liquor, and this often ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Of course an alcoholic ought to be freed from his physical craving for liquor, and this often requires a definite hospital procedure, before psychological measures can be of maximum benefit.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


13.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... physical factor is incomplete.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
In our belief, any picture of the alcoholic which leaves out this physical factor is incomplete.


14.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... physical, mental and spiritual health and self-respect ...  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."


15.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to ...  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.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... physical, moral, and spiritual bankruptcy.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Beginning with Step Four, we commenced to search out the things in ourselves which had brought us to physical, moral, and spiritual bankruptcy.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... physical or financial.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
I did it more and more, and had lots of fun without much grief, either physical or financial.


18.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... physical rehabilitation, he had a talk with ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Following his physical rehabilitation, he had a talk with me in which he frankly stated he thought the treatment a waste of effort, unless I could assure him, which no one ever had, that in the future he would have the "will power" to resist the impulse to drink.


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... 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.


20.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... physical suffering.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
Then came the hospital with unbearable mental and physical suffering.


21.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... physical suffering which drinking always caused him.  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.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... physical treatment is but a small part ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
If your man accepts your offer, it should be pointed out that physical treatment is but a small part of the picture.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.  BB To Employers, pp.142-143  
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


24.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... physical treatment should, of course, be referred ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
The matter of physical treatment should, of course, be referred to your own doctor.


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