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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 A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... until everyone in that town has had ...   BB A Vision For You, pp.163-164  
When a few men in this city have found themselves, and have discovered the joy of helping others to face life again, there will be no stopping until everyone in that town has had his opportunity to recover -- if he can and will.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... until he changes his mind.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he is not interested in your solution, if he expects you to act only as a banker for his financial difficulties or a nurse for his sprees, you may have to drop him until he changes his mind.


3.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... until he first backtracks and really makes ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Every A.A. has found that he can make little headway in this new adventure of living until he first backtracks and really makes an accurate and unsparing survey of the human wreckage he has left in his wake.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... until he first envisions a plan for ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
After all, no man can build a house until he first envisions a plan for it.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... until he had been successful in business ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
He made up his mind that until he had been successful in business and had retired, he would not touch another drop.


6.
View STEP TEN essay   ... until he is able to admit and ...   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 TEN essay   ... until he patiently and persistently tries to ...   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.


8.
View STEP ONE essay   Until he so humbles himself, his sobriety ...   12&12 Step One, p.21  
Until he so humbles himself, his sobriety -- if any -- will be precarious.


9.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... until he was thirty-five.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
He did no drinking until he was thirty-five.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... until his material needs are cared for.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
He clamors for this or that, claiming he cannot master alcohol until his material needs are cared for.


11.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... until I accept that person, place, thing ...   BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


12.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   Until I could accept my alcoholism, I ...   BB Acceptance, p.417  
Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy.


13.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... until I saw how really ethical Charlie's ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
There were a few twinges of conscience until I saw how really ethical Charlie's proposal was.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... until I woke up at a friend's ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I remember nothing from then on until I woke up at a friend's house, in a town near home.


15.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... until it became our universal tradition.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
One dramatic experience after another clinched this determination until it became our universal tradition.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... until it comes.   BB Into Action, p.76  
If we haven't the will to do this, we ask until it comes.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... until my wife and I went to ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
This worked nicely until my wife and I went to see Wallace Beery in "Tugboat Annie," after which the pant-leg and stocking racket were out!


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... until new perspective, new victory over hurt ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Husbands and wives have sometimes been obliged to separate for a time until new perspective, new victory over hurt pride could be rewon.


19.
View STEP SEVEN essay   Until now, our lives have been largely ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Until now, our lives have been largely devoted to running from pain and problems.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... until repeated stumbling convinces him he must ...   BB To Wives, p.113  
Wait until repeated stumbling convinces him he must act, for the more you hurry him the longer his recovery may be delayed.


21.
View STEP TEN essay   ... until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until ...   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.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... until sophomore spring when, after a prolonged ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
This went from bad to worse until sophomore spring when, after a prolonged period of drinking, I made up my mind that I could not complete my course, so I packed my grip and went South to spend a month on a large farm owned by a friend of mine.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Until such an understanding is reached, little ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... until the country went dry.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I think I must have been thoroughly scared by what had happened, or by the doctor, or probably both, so that I did not touch a drink again until the country went dry.


25.
View STEP TEN essay   ... until the habit of self-restraint has become ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
For we can neither think nor act to good purpose until the habit of self-restraint has become automatic.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... until then.   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
May God bless you and keep you -- until then.


27.
View STEP SIX essay   ... until they cause us excessive misery.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.


28.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... until they really clean house.   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Some people are unable to stay sober at all; others will relapse periodically until they really clean house.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... until they told someone else all their ...   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.


30.
View STEP FIVE essay   Until we actually sit down and talk ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Until we actually sit down and talk aloud about what we have so long hidden, our willingness to clean house is still largely theoretical.


31.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... until we are willing to try this.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
It seems plain that the grace of God will not enter to expel our destructive obsessions until we are willing to try this.


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... until we do so, never trying to ...   BB Into Action, pp.77-78  
We are there to sweep off our side of the street, realizing that nothing worth while can be accomplished until we do so, never trying to tell him what he should do.


33.
View STEP ONE essay   ... until we first admit complete defeat is ...   12&12 Step One, p.22  
The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... until we first admitted that we were ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Step One showed us an amazing paradox: We found that we were totally unable to be rid of the alcohol obsession until we first admitted that we were powerless over it.


35.
View STEP FIVE essay   Until we had talked with complete candor ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Until we had talked with complete candor of our conflicts, and had listened to someone else do the same thing, we still didn't belong.


36.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... until we have done our utmost to ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
Simply we tell him that we will never get over drinking until we have done our utmost to straighten out the past.


37.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... until we let go absolutely.   BB How It Works, p.58  
Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.


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