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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 ELEVEN essay   ... relief and benefit.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... relief at finally facing ourselves is indescribable.  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
As we persist, a brand-new kind of confidence is born, and the sense of relief at finally facing ourselves is indescribable.


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... relief never came by confessing the sins ...  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
They always discovered that relief never came by confessing the sins of other people.


4.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... relief of cancer.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
But once these men had hit upon a cure, once it became apparent that only by their united effort could this be accomplished, then all of them would feel bound to devote themselves solely to the relief of cancer.


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... relief on my friend's face warmed my ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
The intense relief on my friend's face warmed my heart.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!  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!


7.
View STEP NINE essay   ... relief that we conclude our task is ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
After taking this preliminary trial at making amends, we may enjoy such a sense of relief that we conclude our task is finished.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... relief, they would sometimes accuse even their ...  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
They will tell how they tried to carry the load alone; how much they suffered of irritability, anxiety, remorse, and depression; and how, unconsciously seeking relief, they would sometimes accuse even their best friends of the very character defects they themselves were trying to conceal.


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... relief those experiences we'd rather not remember, ...  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.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... relief, voluntarily incarcerated myself at least a ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
By this time I was beginning to pay very dearly physically and, in hope of relief, voluntarily incarcerated myself at least a dozen times in one of the local sanitariums.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... relief, we discovered we did not need ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider another's conception of God.


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... relief we have to suggest is entire ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
The only relief we have to suggest is entire abstinence.


13.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... relief will mount from minute to minute.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Provided you hold back nothing, your sense of relief will mount from minute to minute.


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