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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... times.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Exceptions to cases such as yours have been occurring since early times.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... times.   BB Into Action, p.87  
Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... times.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
Of course, we all fall much below this standard many times.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... times.   BB To Wives, p.116  
Or you may already have had it several times.


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... times.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
During these years, I drank as much as my purse permitted, still without paying too great a penalty, although I was beginning to have morning "jitters" at times.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... times.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
My home life is ideal and my business is as good as can be expected in these uncertain times.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... times a day, listened to twenty wailing ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... times a great revulsion has risen up ...   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.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... times, and is becoming aware that he ...   BB To Wives, p.109  
He is worried at times, and is becoming aware that he cannot drink like other people.


10.
View STEP TEN essay   ... times and places have practiced unsparing self-survey ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
More experienced people, of course, in all times and places have practiced unsparing self-survey and criticism.


11.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... times, but utter failure is always the ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
We've tried it lots of times, but utter failure is always the result.


12.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... times by attacks of self-pity or delusions ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
All of us saw, for example, that we lacked honesty and tolerance, that we were beset at times by attacks of self-pity or delusions of personal grandeur.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... times by extreme drunkenness, kept me out ...   BB Bill's Story, p.3  
There had been no real infidelity, for loyalty to my wife, helped at times by extreme drunkenness, kept me out of those scrapes.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... times deliberately set aside for that purpose.   12&12 Step Ten, pp.90-91  
The consideration of long-standing difficulties had better be postponed, when possible, to times deliberately set aside for that purpose.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... times during the months I was sober.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I had eaten there many times during the months I was sober.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... times each day "Thy will be done."   BB Into Action, pp.87-88  
We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done."


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... times, especially if he is married to ...   BB Into Action, p.81  
A man so involved often feels very remorseful at times, especially if he is married to a loyal and courageous girl who has literally gone through hell for him.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... times has no effective mental defense against ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink.


19.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... times have we heard well-intentioned people claim ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
How many times have we heard well-intentioned people claim the guidance of God when it was all too plain that they were sorely mistaken.


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... times, I got drunk on the way ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The last three times, I got drunk on the way home from here.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... times I have gone to my old ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
Many times I have gone to my old hospital in despair.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... times illuminating.   BB To Employers, p.139  
A look at the alcoholic in your organization is many times illuminating.


23.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... times, in as many cities and hamlets, ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Countless times, in as many cities and hamlets, we reenacted the story of Eddie Rickenbacker and his courageous company when their plane crashed in the Pacific.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... times in one of the local sanitariums.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
By this time I was beginning to pay very dearly physically and, in hope of relief, voluntarily incarcerated myself at least a dozen times in one of the local sanitariums.


25.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... times in rapid succession.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
To his consternation, he found himself drunk half a dozen times in rapid succession.


26.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... times in succession.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
Luck then deserts him and he is slightly injured several times in succession.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... times in the last six months.   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
But he's a grand chap when he's sober, though he's been in here eight times in the last six months.


28.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... times in this book which, upon careful ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


29.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... times isolates the wife of an alcoholic.   BB To Wives, p.119  
It is probably true that you and your husband have been living too much alone, for drinking many times isolates the wife of an alcoholic.


30.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... times material progress was painfully slow.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Yet in ancient times material progress was painfully slow.


31.
View STEP THREE essay   ... times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


32.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... times of fatigue.   BB The Family Afterward, pp.133-134  
He thought all alcoholics should constantly have chocolate available for its quick energy value at times of fatigue.


33.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... times of registering at a hotel under ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I would sometimes hide out in one of the clubs of which I was a member, and had the habit at times of registering at a hotel under a fictitious name.


34.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... times people have said to us: "I ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
How many times people have said to us: "I can take it or leave it alone.


35.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... times protect the victim from this kind ...   BB To Employers, pp.145-146  
The employer can many times protect the victim from this kind of talk.


36.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... times subtly, they drive us, dominate us, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Powerfully, blindly, many times subtly, they drive us, dominate us, and insist upon ruling our lives.


37.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... times that he had but one more ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
I had warned him several times that he had but one more chance.


38.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... times that we were regaining control, but ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals -- usually brief -- were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization.


39.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... times the A.A. landscape seems to be ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
At times the A.A. landscape seems to be littered with bleeding forms.


40.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... times they used to have before he ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They expect him to give them the nice times they used to have before he drank so much, and to show his contrition for what they suffered.


41.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... times, they were actually shunned by fellow ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
At times, they were actually shunned by fellow members.


42.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... times, to bring into our consciousness with ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago.


43.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... times to come from without.   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
These stem from causes which sometimes seem to be within us, and at other times to come from without.


44.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... times very slowly, savoring every word and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
As beginners in meditation, we might now reread this prayer several times very slowly, savoring every word and trying to take in the deep meaning of each phrase and idea.


45.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... times, we have seen millions die in ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
In our own times, we have seen millions die in political and economic wars often spurred by religious and racial difference.


46.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... times we talk to a new man ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship.


47.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... times, we were all broke.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
In early times, we were all broke.


48.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... times were good.   12&12 Step Four, pp.46-47  
We had to drink because times were hard or times were good.


49.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... times were hard or times were good.   12&12 Step Four, pp.46-47  
We had to drink because times were hard or times were good.


50.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... times when we can pray only with ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
All of us, without exception, pass through times when we can pray only with the greatest exertion of will.


51.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... times which will befall you and the ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
You may be afraid your husband will lose his position; you are thinking of the disgrace and hard times which will befall you and the children.


52.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... times wish he could devote himself to ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Every doctor concerned would at times wish he could devote himself to his chosen field rather than work only with the group.


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