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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   ... thinks he can do the job in ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he thinks he can do the job in some other way, or prefers some other spiritual approach, encourage him to follow his own conscience.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... thinks he can ever drink again, even ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
If he temporizes and still thinks he can ever drink again, even beer, he might as well be discharged after the next bender which, if an alcoholic, he is almost certain to have.


3.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... thinks he can run the whole show.'  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"'Well,' said I, 'I think you're just a conceited Irishman who thinks he can run the whole show.'


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... thinks he has the answer.  BB To Employers, p.144  
Ask him if he thinks he has the answer.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... thinks he is not an alcoholic, we ...  BB To Wives, p.113  
If he is lukewarm or thinks he is not an alcoholic, we suggest you leave him alone.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... thinks himself lost to the comfort of ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
He thinks himself lost to the comfort of any conviction at all.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... thinks his mental condition too abnormal or ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
If he is already committed to an institution, but can convince you and your doctor that he means business, give him a chance to try our method, unless the doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... thinks, is just about the last straw.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
This, the newcomer thinks, is just about the last straw.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... thinks of all the bridges to safety ...  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.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... thinks of little else.  BB The Family Afterward, pp.125-126  
He may either plunge into a frantic attempt to get on his feet in business, or he may be so enthralled by his new life that he talks or thinks of little else.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... thinks of yesterday.  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Our friend is still victimized by remorse and guilt when he thinks of yesterday.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... thinks society has wronged him; and the ...  BB How It Works, pp.61-62  
He is like the retired business man who lolls in the Florida sunshine in the winter complaining of the sad state of the nation; the minister who sighs over the sins of the twentieth century; politicians and reformers who are sure all would be Utopia if the rest of the world would only behave; the outlaw safe cracker who thinks society has wronged him; and the alcoholic who has lost all and is locked up.


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... thinks there is?  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
No matter how much one wishes to try, exactly how can he turn his own will and his own life over to the care of whatever God he thinks there is?


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... thinks, to admit alcohol has him down ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
It's bad enough, he thinks, to admit alcohol has him down for keeps.


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