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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View TO WIVES chapter   ... shield him from temptation.  BB To Wives, p.120  
We never, never try to arrange a man's life so as to shield him from temptation.


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View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... shield himself he may succeed for a ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
If the alcoholic tries to shield himself he may succeed for a time, but he usually winds up with a bigger explosion then ever.


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View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... shield the sick man from temptation is ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure.


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