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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 TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... return.  BB To Employers, p.143  
It might be well to have a long chat with him on his return.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... return.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
We daily see such members render prodigies of service, and receive great joys in return.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... return and continue my work.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
When I got the fog out of my brain, I decided that quitting school was very foolish and that I had better return and continue my work.


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... return and take my exams, all of ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
After much argument they allowed me to return and take my exams, all of which I passed creditably.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... return as time passed.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
But great numbers of these -- about two out of three -- began to return as time passed.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... return of happiness and security.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
The family of an alcoholic longs for the return of happiness and security.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... return, talk with him.  BB To Employers, p.144  
On your employee's return, talk with him.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... return, the certainty that we are no ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... return through human aid, we had but ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... return to alcohol.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
A long time has passed with no return to alcohol.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... return to health.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
Convincing testimony must surely come from medical men who have had experience with the sufferings of our members and have witnessed our return to health.


12.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... return to my former excessive indulgence.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
I soon discovered that a couple of drinks would alleviate my gastric distress, at least for a few hours at a time, so it was not at all difficult for me to return to my former excessive indulgence.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... return to the practice of that devotion ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is to be hoped that every A.A. who has a religious connection which emphasizes meditation will return to the practice of that devotion as never before.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... return to the subject matter of this ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
To return to the subject matter of this book: It contains full suggestions by which the employee may solve his problem.


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... return to the surest help of all ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


16.
View STEP ONE essay   ... return to us convinced.  12&12 Step One, p.23  
After a few such experiences, often years before the onset of extreme difficulties, he would return to us convinced.


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