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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... sick.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
The wars which had been fought, the burnings and chicanery that religious dispute had facilitated, made me sick.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sick.  BB How It Works, p.64  
From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sick.  BB How It Works, p.66  
This was our course: We realized that the people who wronged us were perhaps spiritually sick.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... sick.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Tell him how baffled you were, how you finally learned that you were sick.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... sick.  BB To Employers, p.141  
You can see that he is mentally and physically sick.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... sick.  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... sick and irresponsible child who needs to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
As matters get worse, the husband becomes a sick and irresponsible child who needs to be looked after and extricated from endless scrapes and impasses.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... sick, and panic takes over when he ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
His financial insecurity worries him sick, and panic takes over when he thinks of all the bridges to safety that alcohol burned behind him.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... sick brother?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Who dared to be judge, jury, and executioner of his own sick brother?


10.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... sick emotions.  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Let's remember that alcoholics are not the only ones bedeviled by sick emotions.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... sick employees.  BB To Employers, p.139  
To me, this incident illustrates lack of understanding as to what really ails the alcoholic, and lack of knowledge as to what part employers might profitably take in salvaging their sick employees.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sick friend.  BB How It Works, p.67  
We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sick man.  BB How It Works, p.67  
When a person offended we said to ourselves, "This is a sick man.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... sick man.  BB To Employers, p.147  
If you are an alcoholic, you are a mighty sick man.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... sick man from temptation is doomed to ...  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.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... sick man, "the very image.  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
"Yes, that's me," said the sick man, "the very image.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... sick men.  BB To Wives, p.107  
Sometimes we sensed dimly that we were dealing with sick men.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... sick ones and fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
They will approach still other sick ones and fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous may spring up in each city and hamlet, havens for those who must find a way out.


19.
View STEP TWO essay   ... sick ones, or none at all.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We prayed for healthy children, and were presented with sick ones, or none at all.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... sick or wayward child.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
By force of circumstances, she was often obliged to treat father as a sick or wayward child.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sick people.  BB How It Works, p.70  
We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people.


22.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... sick people.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
We seriously thought of rewriting the laws of the land, and having it declared that alcoholics are sick people.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... sick people, deranged men.  BB To Employers, p.149  
Of course, this chapter refers to alcoholics, sick people, deranged men.


24.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sick people that way.  BB How It Works, p.67  
We wouldn't treat sick people that way.


25.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... sick person.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic is a very sick person.


26.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... sick person.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
They should be patient, realizing they are dealing with a sick person.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... sick person and should be treated accordingly.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
But urge upon a man's family that he has been a very sick person and should be treated accordingly.


28.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... sick person, you will have created a ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
When you have carefully explained to such people that he is a sick person, you will have created a new atmosphere.


29.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... sick, there is unremitting danger to our ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
For us, if we neglect those who are still sick, there is unremitting danger to our own lives and sanity.


30.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sick too.  BB How It Works, p.67  
Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too.


31.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... sick, unreasonable person.  BB To Wives, p.108  
He is just another very sick, unreasonable person.


32.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... sick, when as a matter of fact ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
Frequently, you have felt obliged to tell your husband's employer and his friends that he was sick, when as a matter of fact he was tight.


33.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... sick, which was much nearer the truth ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
We have told small tots that father was sick, which was much nearer the truth than we realized.


34.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... sick, you might jump to the conclusion ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
When his wife next calls saying he is sick, you might jump to the conclusion he is drunk.


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