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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... quit?"   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"Why don't you drink like a gentleman or quit?"


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... quit.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
If he is not communicative, give him a sketch of your drinking career up to the time you quit.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... quit.   BB To Employers, p.142  
You ask, because many alcoholics, being warped and drugged, do not want to quit.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... quit alcohol.   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We believe that our one-time good characters will be revived the moment we quit alcohol.


5.
View STEP TWO essay   ... quit bothering yourself with such deep questions ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Just resign from the debating society and quit bothering yourself with such deep questions as whether it was the hen or the egg that came first.


6.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... quit drinking altogether.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
He made up his mind to quit drinking altogether.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... quit drinking and you want to help ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
He wants to quit drinking and you want to help him, even if it be only a matter of good business.


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... quit drinking liquor for good and all, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... quit entirely, or if when drinking, you ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... quit for good and if he would ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
Then let his family or a friend ask him if he wants to quit for good and if he would go to any extreme to do so.


11.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... quit it or get out."   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
You'll have to quit it or get out."


12.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
If we have swept the searchlight of Step Four back and forth over our careers, and it has revealed in stark relief those experiences we'd rather not remember, if we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others, then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... quit on our will power.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... quit our stubborn, rebellious hanging on to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
So we decided that while we still had some flaws of character that we could not yet relinquish, we ought nevertheless to quit our stubborn, rebellious hanging on to them.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... quit playing God.   BB How It Works, p.62  
First of all, we had to quit playing God.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... quit the deadly business of living alone ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We knew we would have to quit the deadly business of living alone with our conflicts, and in honesty confide these to God and another human being.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.


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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