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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   ... run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
After your man has gone along without drinking for a few months, you may be able to make use of his services with other employees who are giving you the alcoholic run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing to have a third party in the picture.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... run away.  BB To Wives, p.105  
We have run away.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... run down by an early morning truck, ...  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
I hardly dared cross the street, lest I collapse and be run down by an early morning truck, for it was scarcely daylight.


4.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... run everything begins to be shared with ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Very soon, though, his assumed authority to run everything begins to be shared with the first alcoholics he has helped.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... run her husband into debt by irresponsibility, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
She can juggle charge accounts, manipulate the food budget, spend her afternoons gambling, and run her husband into debt by irresponsibility, waste, and extravagance.


6.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... run his life rigidly by this kind ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... run his life so he will be ...  BB To Employers, pp.146-147  
He will appreciate knowing you are not bothering your head about him, that you are not suspicious nor are you trying to run his life so he will be shielded from temptation to drink.


8.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... run its business?  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Who is more unpopular than the oldtime A.A., full of wisdom, who moves to another area and tries to tell the group there how to run its business?


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... run like this: Looking at both past ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Questioning directed to this end might run like this: Looking at both past and present, what sex situations have caused me anxiety, bitterness, frustration, or depression?


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... run nor to recriminate.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We saw them calmly accept impossible situations, seeking neither to run nor to recriminate.


11.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... run on ethics only; it has to ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
Sure, it's ethical, but what we've got won't run on ethics only; it has to be better.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... run on self-will can hardly be a ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on self-will can hardly be a success.


13.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... run out of liquor.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.175-176  
Not being a man of means, I knew that if I did not stay sober enough to earn money, I would run out of liquor.


14.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... run rest homes and farms for alcoholics, ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Even greater furors were provoked when A.A. members began to run rest homes and farms for alcoholics, when some hired out to corporations as personnel men in charge of the alcoholic problem in industry, when some became nurses on alcoholic wards, when others entered the field of alcohol education.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... run riot, though he usually doesn't think ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... run the show ourselves.  BB Into Action, p.76  
We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves.


17.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... run the whole show.'  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"'Well,' said I, 'I think you're just a conceited Irishman who thinks he can run the whole show.'


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... run the whole show; is forever trying ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery and the rest of the players in his own way.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... run their lives as though they were ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Where people had temporarily let us run their lives as though they were still children, we had felt very happy and secure ourselves.


20.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... run things without reference to the wishes ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Whoever pays the piper is apt to call the tune, and if the A.A. Foundation obtained money from outside sources, its trustees might be tempted to run things without reference to the wishes of A.A. as a whole.


21.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... run this group forever?  12&12 Tradition Two, pp.133-134  
Still more important, murmurs are heard in the body politic, which swell into a loud cry: "Do these oldtimers think they can run this group forever?


22.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... run to extremes.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
They run to extremes.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... run we clearly realize that these are ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
But in the longer run we clearly realize that these are only the pains of growing up, and nothing but good can come from them if we turn more and more to the entire Twelve Steps for the answers.


24.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... run wild in themselves is the underlying ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Alcoholics especially should be able to see that instinct run wild in themselves is the underlying cause of their destructive drinking.


25.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... run wiser than any single leader.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
This is the experience which has led us to the conclusion that our group conscience, well-advised by its elders, will be in the long run wiser than any single leader.


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