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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 FOUR essay   ... required great willingness even to begin.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
This required great willingness even to begin.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... required if I were to eat any ...  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
A tumbler full of gin followed by half a dozen bottles of beer would be required if I were to eat any breakfast.


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... required just for sobriety, they still haven't ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... required of me to make my beginning.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning.


5.
View STEP THREE essay   ... required only acceptance.  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
These conclusions did not require action; they required only acceptance.


6.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... required to follow a few simple rules.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


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