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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... relieved, as in fact it proved to ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
But the moment I made up my mind to go through with the process, I had the curious feeling that my alcoholic condition was relieved, as in fact it proved to be.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... relieved, for he reflected that, after all, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Upon hearing this, our friend was somewhat relieved, for he reflected that, after all, he was a good church member.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... relieved me somewhat to learn that in ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened when it comes to combating liquor, though it often remains strong in other respects.


4.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... relieved of his drink obsession by a ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Six months earlier, the broker had been relieved of his drink obsession by a sudden spiritual experience, following a meeting with an alcoholic friend who had been in contact with the Oxford Groups of that day.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... relieved of his emotional pain," and we ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We say to ourselves, "This one ought to be cured of his fatal malady," or "That one ought to be relieved of his emotional pain," and we pray for these specific things.


6.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   Relieved of responsibility, every alcoholic would shrug ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Relieved of responsibility, every alcoholic would shrug and say, "Oh, the Foundation is wealthy -- why should I bother?"


7.
View STEP TWO essay   Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they came to believe in a Higher Power, and most of them began to talk of God."


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... relieved of the terrible curse with which ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
It is a most wonderful blessing to be relieved of the terrible curse with which I was afflicted.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... relieved our alcoholism.   BB How It Works, p.60  
(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... relieved owes something to those who have ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... relieved when he finds we are not ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
Every new alcoholic looks for this spirit among us and is immensely relieved when he finds we are not witch-burners.


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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