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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 STEP ONE essay   ... taking.  12&12 Step One, p.24  
For practicing A.A.'s remaining eleven Steps means the adoption of attitudes and actions that almost no alcoholic who is still drinking can dream of taking.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding ...  BB How It Works, p.64  
Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process.


3.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... taking a few drinks -- drinks which they ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxviii-xxix  
They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks -- drinks which they see others taking with impunity.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... taking a trip, not taking a trip, ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... taking a trip, swearing off forever (with ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


6.
View CONTENTS   ... taking action.  12&12 Contents (Step Six), p.7  
Necessity of taking action.


7.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, A.A. members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across the country or around the world.


8.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... taking an important and exhilarating part in ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
Drink was taking an important and exhilarating part in my life.


9.
View CONTENTS   ... taking calculated chances.  12&12 Contents (Step Nine), p.7  
Prudence means taking calculated chances.


10.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... taking care of the lonely heart.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
Some were club-minded, but it was just a question of taking care of the lonely heart.


11.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... taking care that it never becomes the ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... taking drastic action which might implicate other ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
Before taking drastic action which might implicate other people we secure their consent.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... taking even a glass of beer do ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The almost certain consequences that follow taking even a glass of beer do not crowd into the mind to deter us.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... taking inventory.  12&12 Step Four, p.54  
Therefore, thoroughness ought to be the watchword when taking inventory.


15.
View STEP TEN essay   ... taking is not always done in red ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
This is a good place to remember that inventory-taking is not always done in red ink.


16.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... taking large doses of sedatives to make ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was really a horrible nightmare, this earning money, getting liquor, smuggling it home, getting drunk, morning jitters, taking large doses of sedatives to make it possible for me to earn more money, and so on ad nauseam.


17.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... taking moral inventory, but now the time ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
To a degree, he has already done this when taking moral inventory, but now the time has come when he ought to redouble his efforts to see how many people he has hurt, and in what ways.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


19.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... taking of Step Seven, it might be ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
As we approach the actual taking of Step Seven, it might be well if we A.A.'s inquire once more just what our deeper objectives are.


20.
View STEP SIX essay   ... "taking our comfort."  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
When gluttony is less than ruinous, we have a milder word for that, too; we call it "taking our comfort."


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... taking personal inventory, and that when we ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.


22.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... taking place in many eastern cities.  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Under only slightly different conditions, the same thing is taking place in many eastern cities.


23.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... taking shape in Asia.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Some are just now taking shape in Asia.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... taking that first drink, we often get ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Without necessarily taking that first drink, we often get quite far off the beam.


25.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... taking the counsel of fear, fear which ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


26.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... taking the first drink.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
But there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound reasoning there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink.


27.
View CONTENTS   Taking the objective view.  12&12 Contents (Step Eight), p.7  
Taking the objective view.


28.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... taking the whiskey on a full stomach.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I vaguely sensed I was not being any too smart, but felt reassured as I was taking the whiskey on a full stomach.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Taking this book down from our shelf ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps.


30.
View STEP NINE essay   ... taking this preliminary trial at making amends, ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
After taking this preliminary trial at making amends, we may enjoy such a sense of relief that we conclude our task is finished.


31.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... taking this step making sure we were ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ourselves utterly to Him.


32.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... taking with impunity.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxviii-xxix  
They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks -- drinks which they see others taking with impunity.


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