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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 ELEVEN essay   ... tries.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
And that, we have found, can happen to anybody who tries.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... tries all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps in ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
He persistently tries all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps in his home, often with fine results.


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... tries every known means to get the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
He tries every known means to get the jay-walking idea out of his head.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... tries hard is a heartbreaking riddle.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
To clergymen, doctors, friends, and families, the alcoholic who means well and tries hard is a heartbreaking riddle.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... tries to attain these things.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
And he wishes to be reasonably safe and secure as he tries to attain these things.


6.
View STEP TEN essay   ... tries to correct what is wrong.  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... tries to fight alcohol, imploring God's help, ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Valiantly he tries to fight alcohol, imploring God's help, but the help doesn't come.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... tries to help his brother alcoholic, the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
Even the newest of newcomers finds undreamed rewards as he tries to help his brother alcoholic, the one who is even blinder than he.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... tries to look within himself.  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Both his pride and his fear beat him back every time he tries to look within himself.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... tries to meet these responsibilities.  BB To Employers, p.137  
Nearly every modern employer feels a moral responsibility for the well-being of his help, and he tries to meet these responsibilities.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... tries to run his life rigidly by ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tries to shield himself he may succeed ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
If the alcoholic tries to shield himself he may succeed for a time, but he usually winds up with a bigger explosion then ever.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... tries to teach her how to live.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Seeing her unhappiness, he recommends A.A.'s Twelve Steps and tries to teach her how to live.


14.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... tries to tell the group there how ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Who is more unpopular than the oldtime A.A., full of wisdom, who moves to another area and tries to tell the group there how to run its business?


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