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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... spree.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a spree.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... spree.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
But we must try to repair the damage immediately lest we pay the penalty by a spree.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... spree.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
Coming up to final exams I went on a particularly strenuous spree.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... spree.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Without realizing it we were just accumulating funds for the next spree.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... spree, a certain amount of physical treatment ...  BB To Employers, pp.142-143  
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


6.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... spree drinking.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
A man of thirty was doing a great deal of spree drinking.


7.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... spree, he begins to think once more ...  BB To Wives, p.109  
But when he gets over the spree, he begins to think once more how he can drink moderately next time.


9.
View STEP ONE essay   ... spree, he would say to himself, "Maybe ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Following every spree, he would say to himself, "Maybe those A.A.'s were right. ..."


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... spree, or at least for a lucid ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Wait for the end of the spree, or at least for a lucid interval.


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... spree that ended all sprees.  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
For him, this was the spree that ended all sprees.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... spree was insanely insufficient in the light ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
But even in this type of beginning we are obliged to admit that our justification for a spree was insanely insufficient in the light of what always happened.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... spree which has brought him to the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
Friends who have reasoned with him after a spree which has brought him to the point of divorce or bankruptcy are mystified when he walks directly into a saloon.


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