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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 TRADITION THREE essay   ... strange alcoholic might bring.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
We are much more afraid of what people might say than the trouble this strange alcoholic might bring.


2.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... strange and refreshing spectacle.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
To people familiar with endless drives for charitable funds, A.A. presented a strange and refreshing spectacle.


3.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... strange as this may seem to those ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... strange energy so few people understand, meets ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Silently and surely, electricity, that strange energy so few people understand, meets our simplest daily needs, and our most desperate ones, too.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... strange mental blank spots.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... strange new dad with apprehension, then with ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at their strange new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... strange or different, that his character defects ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
They comfort the melancholy one by first showing him that his case is not strange or different, that his character defects are probably not more numerous or worse than those of anyone else in A.A.


8.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... strange paradox.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Those who look closely soon have the key to this strange paradox.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... strange place, discredited and almost broke.   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Bitterly discouraged, he found himself in a strange place, discredited and almost broke.


10.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... strange proposition that this universe originated in ...   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
Few people really are, for that means blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly rushes nowhere.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... strange sensation.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
One year later he called to see me, and I experienced a very strange sensation.


12.
View STEP TWO essay   ... strange that lots of us have had ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
So it's not strange that lots of us have had our day at defying God Himself.


13.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... strange that our Society has concluded that ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
Under these compulsions of self-preservation, duty, and love, it is not strange that our Society has concluded that it has but one high mission -- to carry the A.A. message to those who don't know there's a way out.


14.
View STEP SIX essay   ... strange that we often let these far ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it isn't strange that we often let these far exceed their intended purpose.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... strange to say, is usually that he ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
And the truth, strange to say, is usually that he has no more idea why he took that first drink than you have.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... strange world of alcoholism where everything is ...   BB To Wives, p.108  
Perhaps your husband has been living in that strange world of alcoholism where everything is distorted and exaggerated.


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