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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   ... takes!  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
Now I had what it takes!


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... takes any alcohol whatever into his system, ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop.


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... takes great resolution to approach him or ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Even when you've found the person, it frequently takes great resolution to approach him or her.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... takes if he drinks too much.  BB To Wives, p.112  
You think he ought to know the subject better, as everyone should have a clear understanding of the risk he takes if he drinks too much.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... takes its place.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
As the pain subsides, a healing tranquillity takes its place.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... takes long nor is it very expensive.  BB To Employers, p.143  
In competent hands, this seldom takes long nor is it very expensive.


7.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... takes money from the hat that is ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Their treasurer, strictly accountable, takes money from the hat that is passed, banks it, pays the rent and other bills, and makes a regular report at business meetings.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... takes most of us a long, long ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... takes no real account of the facts.  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
The trouble is that this kind of thinking takes no real account of the facts.


10.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... takes no regular inventory usually goes broke.  BB How It Works, p.64  
A business which takes no regular inventory usually goes broke.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... takes over when he thinks of all ...  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.


12.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... takes part in the weaving of a ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
As we lay aside these very human aspirations, we believe that each of us takes part in the weaving of a protective mantle which covers our whole Society and under which we may grow and work in unity.


13.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... takes place in a few months could ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
What often takes place in a few months could seldom have been accomplished by years of self-discipline.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... takes pledges and more pledges.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
He takes pledges and more pledges.


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... takes real money to train a man ...  BB To Employers, p.137  
My downfall cost the business community unknown thousands of dollars, for it takes real money to train a man for an executive position.


16.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... takes some of us a long time ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
It takes some of us a long time to outgrow that serious handicap.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... takes that one drink?  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
If hundreds of experiences have shown him that one drink means another debacle with all its attendant suffering and humiliation, why is it he takes that one drink?


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... takes this tack, the family may react ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
When father takes this tack, the family may react unfavorably.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... takes up his marriage responsibilities with a ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The alcoholic, realizing what his wife has endured, and now fully understanding how much he himself did to damage her and his children, nearly always takes up his marriage responsibilities with a willingness to repair what he can and to accept what he can't.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... takes us out of ourselves.  BB How It Works, p.70  
This takes us out of ourselves.


21.
View STEP TEN essay   ... takes won't be missed.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Once this healthy practice has become grooved, it will be so interesting and profitable that the time it takes won't be missed.


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