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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... temptation.  BB Into Action, p.85  
We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... temptation.  BB To Wives, p.120  
We never, never try to arrange a man's life so as to shield him from temptation.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... temptation.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We also fall into another similar temptation.


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... temptation here is to imagine that we ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
The temptation here is to imagine that we had good motives and reasons when we really didn't.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... temptation is doomed to failure.  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.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... temptation is to become rather possessive of ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Here the temptation is to become rather possessive of these newcomers.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... temptation the thought of drink has never ...  BB We Agnostics, p.57  
Save for a few brief moments of temptation the thought of drink has never returned; and at such times a great revulsion has risen up in him.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... temptation to drink.  BB To Employers, pp.146-147  
He will appreciate knowing you are not bothering your head about him, that you are not suspicious nor are you trying to run his life so he will be shielded from temptation to drink.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... temptation to overmanage things, and sometimes this ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Here again we are presented with the temptation to overmanage things, and sometimes this results in rebuffs and other consequences which are hard to take.


10.
View STEP NINE essay   ... temptation to skip the more humiliating and ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
The temptation to skip the more humiliating and dreaded meetings that still remain may be great.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... temptation will be to ask for specific ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Our immediate temptation will be to ask for specific solutions to specific problems, and for the ability to help other people as we have already thought they should be helped.


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