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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... powerless over alcohol, and came to believe ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... powerless over alcohol, but we also perceived ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
We saw that we were powerless over alcohol, but we also perceived that faith of some kind, if only in A.A. itself, is possible to anyone.


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View STEP SIX essay   ... powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable.


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View CONTENTS   ... powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had ...  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Step One -- "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable."


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View STEP ONE essay   ... powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable."


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... powerless over alcohol, we are apt to ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... powerless over it.  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.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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