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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 SEVEN essay   ... told, and soon realizes for himself, that ...   12&12 Step Seven, pp.72-73  
Every newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes for himself, that his humble admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his first step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... told anything about alcohol by one who ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
We would not even do the cause of temperate drinking any good, for not one drinker in a thousand likes to be told anything about alcohol by one who hates it.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... told her to say that I was ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
I told her to say that I was not interested.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... told her what he would try to ...   BB Into Action, p.79  
He told her what he would try to do in the future.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... told him about the course of action ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The two friends spoke of their spiritual experience and told him about the course of action they carried out.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... told him about their drinking experiences.   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
For an hour, the two friends told him about their drinking experiences.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... told him he was through -- finally and ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
I told him he was through -- finally and forever.


8.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... told him my own story.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
But I told him my own story.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... told him that if he ever drank ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"The doctor told him that if he ever drank again it would kill him, but there he is all lit up again."


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... told him this was his last chance."   BB To Employers, p.138  
He has just returned from a three-months leave of absence, has taken a cure, looks fine, and to clinch the matter, the board of directors told him this was his last chance."


11.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... told him what we knew about alcoholism.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
We told him what we knew about alcoholism.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... told him what we knew of alcoholism ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
We told him what we knew of alcoholism and the answer we had found.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... told himself he came to the hospital ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
Far from admitting he was an alcoholic, he told himself he came to the hospital to rest his nerves.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... told how he lived in constant worry ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He told how he lived in constant worry about those who might find out about his alcoholism.


15.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... told how his family had been reunited; ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He paid a fine tribute to the Fellowship; he told how his family had been reunited; he extolled the virtue of honesty; he recalled the joys of Twelfth Step work; and then he lowered the boom.


16.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... told: "How I do my Twelfth Step ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Committees have instructed many an A.A. to stop working on a chronic backslider, only to be told: "How I do my Twelfth Step work is my business.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... told how two men had appeared in ...   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
In a matter of fact way he told how two men had appeared in court, persuading the judge to suspend his commitment.


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... told innumerable lies to protect our pride ...   BB To Wives, p.105  
We have told innumerable lies to protect our pride and our husbands' reputations.


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... told is most instructive, for here was ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
The story he told is most instructive, for here was a chap absolutely convinced he had to stop drinking, who had no excuse for drinking, who exhibited splendid judgment and determination in all his other concerns, yet was flat on his back nevertheless.


20.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... told me about an executive of the ...   BB To Employers, p.138  
One day he told me about an executive of the same bank who, from his description, was undoubtedly alcoholic.


21.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... told me about yourself and your problems ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
But from what you've told me about yourself and your problems and how you propose to lick them, I think I know what's wrong.'


22.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... told me, how they prophesied that if ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
I now remembered what my alcoholic friends had told me, how they prophesied that if I had an alcoholic mind, the time and place would come -- I would drink again.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... told me of cases where pressure of ...   BB To Employers, p.140  
I well remember the shock I received when a prominent doctor in Chicago told me of cases where pressure of the spinal fluid actually ruptured the brain.


24.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... told me the market had gone to ...   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
A morning paper told me the market had gone to hell again.


25.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... told me they would attempt to struggle ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
But they were much disgusted and told me they would attempt to struggle along without my presence.


26.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... told my wife of my mistress -- sex ...   BB How It Works, p.65  
Mr. Brown -- told my wife of my mistress -- sex relations; self esteem (fear).


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... told myself I would manage better next ...   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
As the whisky rose to my head I told myself I would manage better next time, but I might as well get good and drunk then.


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... told now.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
His story is so interesting that some of it should be told now.


29.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... told of a simple religious idea and ...   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
They had told of a simple religious idea and a practical program of action.


30.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... told of the acute poisoning from which ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The man in the bed was told of the acute poisoning from which he suffered, how it deteriorates the body of an alcoholic and warps his mind.


31.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... told, promising beginnings have been made in ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
All told, promising beginnings have been made in some 50 foreign countries and U.S. possessions.


32.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... told small tots that father was sick, ...   BB To Wives, p.106  
We have told small tots that father was sick, which was much nearer the truth than we realized.


33.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... told someone else all their life story.   BB Into Action, p.73  
But they had not learned enough of humility, fearlessness and honesty, in the sense we find it necessary, until they told someone else all their life story.


34.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... told that he was back in the ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
One day we were told that he was back in the hospital.


35.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... told that our Society has no president ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


36.
View STEP ONE essay   ... told that so far as alcohol is ...   12&12 Step One, p.22  
Then we had been told that so far as alcohol is concerned, self-confidence was no good whatever; in fact, it was a total liability.


37.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... told that the majority of A.A. members ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
First off, they can be told that the majority of A.A. members have suffered severely from self-justification during their drinking days.


38.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... told that we could not control our ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
It did not satisfy us to be told that we could not control our drinking just because we were maladjusted to life, that we were in full flight from reality, or were outright mental defectives.


39.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... told the glorious news.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
I drew her aside and told the glorious news.


40.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... told them.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Lacking both practice and humility, they had deluded themselves and were able to justify the most arrant nonsense on the ground that this was what God had told them.


41.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... told them the whole truth nor have ...   BB Into Action, p.73  
We have seldom told them the whole truth nor have we followed their advice.


42.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... told they understood our men as we ...   BB To Wives, p.106  
How heartbreaking was this discovery; how cruel to be told they understood our men as we did not!


43.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... told us of his belief in ours.   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
We are greatly indebted to the doctor in attendance there, for he, although it might prejudice his own work, has told us of his belief in ours.


44.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... told us that such things cannot happen ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
We admit we have some of these symptoms, but we have not gone to the extremes you fellows did, nor are we likely to, for we understand ourselves so well after what you have told us that such things cannot happen again.


45.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... told us that the use of sweets ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
One of the many doctors who had the opportunity of reading this book in manuscript form told us that the use of sweets was often helpful, of course depending upon a doctor's advice.


46.
View STEP TWO essay   ... told us there was nothing man couldn't ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Scientific progress told us there was nothing man couldn't do.


47.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... told what alcoholism was, so we'd educate ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
People needed to be told what alcoholism was, so we'd educate the public, even rewrite school and medical textbooks.


48.
View STEP ONE essay   ... told you about alcoholism?"   12&12 Step One, p.23  
Why don't you try some more controlled drinking, bearing in mind meanwhile what we have told you about alcoholism?"


49.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... told you, made him a free man.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Here was the terrible dilemma in which our friend found himself when he had the extraordinary experience, which as we have already told you, made him a free man.


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