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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   ... useful and helpful, or of some special ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Perhaps we think of our day's work and the chances it may afford us to be useful and helpful, or of some special problem that it may bring.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... useful and profoundly happy.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Still more wonderful is the feeling that we do not have to be specially distinguished among our fellows in order to be useful and profoundly happy.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... useful existence, at any financial level, quite ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
And these were fears which would make a serene and useful existence, at any financial level, quite impossible.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... useful life.  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
More sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... useful life, though your husband continues to ...  BB To Wives, p.111  
It is possible to have a full and useful life, though your husband continues to drink.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... useful living.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Only by this means can we improve our chances for really happy and useful living.


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View TO WIVES chapter   ... useful may be zero.  BB To Wives, p.111  
If he gets the idea that you are a nag or a killjoy, your chance of accomplishing anything useful may be zero.


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... useful member of his community.  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He too, has become a respected and useful member of his community.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... useful member of society.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... useful once more.  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
It may seem incredible that these men are to become happy, respected, and useful once more.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... useful program for anyone concerned with a ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
This should suggest a useful program for anyone concerned with a drinking problem.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... useful purpose is to be served, past ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
So we think that unless some good and useful purpose is to be served, past occurrences should not be discussed.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... useful purpose, or, in adversity, be able ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Without it, they cannot live to much useful purpose, or, in adversity, be able to summon the faith that can meet any emergency.


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View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... useful than the life I lived before.  BB More About Alcoholism, pp.42-43  
I have since been brought into a way of living infinitely more satisfying and, I hope, more useful than the life I lived before.


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... useful to business men everywhere.  BB To Employers, p.136  
His present views ought to prove exceptionally useful to business men everywhere.


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View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... useful to other alcoholics.  BB Working With Others, p.89  
Ministers and doctors are competent and you can learn much from them if you wish, but it happens that because of your own drinking experience you can be uniquely useful to other alcoholics.


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View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... useful to others.  BB There Is A Solution, pp.19-20  
Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people's shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others.


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