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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 EIGHT essay   ... usually a fact that our behavior when ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Moreover, it is usually a fact that our behavior when drinking has aggravated the defects of others.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... usually as definite as this example:   BB How It Works, p.65  
We were usually as definite as this example:


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... usually, at least in some small part, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
What he has received is a free gift, and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... usually because he is warped and sickened ...   BB To Wives, p.108  
Of course, there is such a thing as incompatibility, but in nearly every instance the alcoholic only seems to be unloving and inconsiderate; it is usually because he is warped and sickened that he says and does these appalling things.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... usually brief -- were inevitably followed by still ...   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.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... usually brilliant, fast-thinking, imaginative and likeable?   BB To Employers, p.139  
Is he not usually brilliant, fast-thinking, imaginative and likeable?


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... usually conclude the period of meditation with ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... usually consists of the general and fairly ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
We search for an easier way -- which usually consists of the general and fairly painless admission that when drinking we were sometimes bad actors.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... usually doesn't think so.   BB How It Works, p.62  
They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... usually falls within one of four categories:   BB To Wives, p.108  
The problem with which you struggle usually falls within one of four categories:


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... usually find a solitary self-appraisal insufficient.   BB Into Action, p.72  
In actual practice, we usually find a solitary self-appraisal insufficient.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... usually find us even more unapproachable than ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
Strangely enough, wives, parents and intimate friends usually find us even more unapproachable than do the psychiatrist and the doctor.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... usually for the first time in our ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
We A.A.'s are active folk, enjoying the satisfactions of dealing with the realities of life, usually for the first time in our lives, and strenuously trying to help the next alcoholic who comes along.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... usually found me and I would go ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
But my friends usually found me and I would go home if they promised that I should not be scolded.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... usually goes broke.   BB How It Works, p.64  
A business which takes no regular inventory usually goes broke.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... usually goes on doing the best she ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
The wife usually goes on doing the best she knows how, but meanwhile the alcoholic alternately loves and hates her maternal care.


17.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... usually happens?   BB How It Works, p.61  
What usually happens?


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... usually have to do something about it.   BB Into Action, p.81  
Whatever the situation, we usually have to do something about it.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... usually his wife.   BB Working With Others, p.90  
If there is any indication that he wants to stop, have a good talk with the person most interested in him -- usually his wife.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Usually, however, other people are involved.   BB Into Action, p.79  
Usually, however, other people are involved.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   ... usually is), he might first take a ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Should his own image in the mirror be too awful to contemplate (and it usually is), he might first take a look at the results normal people are getting from self-sufficiency.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... usually know it anyway, whether we think ...   BB Into Action, p.78  
Telling them what we are trying to do, we make no bones about our drinking; they usually know it anyway, whether we think so or not.


23.
View STEP TWO essay   ... usually laughs.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
At this juncture, his A.A. sponsor usually laughs.


24.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... usually men and women who are constitutionally ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.


25.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... usually money-wise.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Time out of mind we've been dependent upon somebody, usually money-wise.


26.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... usually obeyed.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
When sober, father usually obeyed.


27.
View STEP SIX essay   ... usually offer his proof in a statement ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He will usually offer his proof in a statement like this: "Sure, I was beaten, absolutely licked.


28.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... usually on the job.   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Our business associates didn't suffer, because we were usually on the job.


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... usually preferred.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
For clubs, A.A. managers are usually preferred.


30.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... usually preferred.   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
For clubs, A.A. managers are usually preferred.


31.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... usually revive the topic himself.   BB To Wives, p.112  
If this kind of approach does not catch your husband's interest, it may be best to drop the subject, but after a friendly talk your husband will usually revive the topic himself.


32.
View STEP NINE essay   ... usually safe to talk in complete frankness ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


33.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... usually successful in licking my other personal ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I reasoned I was not so far advanced as most of you fellows, that I had been usually successful in licking my other personal problems, and that I would therefore be successful where you men failed.


34.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... usually that he has no more idea ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
And the truth, strange to say, is usually that he has no more idea why he took that first drink than you have.


35.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... usually the best course.   BB To Employers, p.142  
This may seem severe, but it is usually the best course.


36.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Usually the family should not try to ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Usually the family should not try to tell your story.


37.
View STEP NINE essay   ... usually want to sit down with some ...   12&12 Step Nine, pp.83-84  
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


38.
View TO WIVES chapter   Usually we did not leave.   BB To Wives, p.106  
Usually we did not leave.


39.
View STEP TEN essay   ... usually well filled with things that are ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
As a matter of fact, the waking hours are usually well filled with things that are constructive.


40.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... usually winds up with a bigger explosion ...   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.


41.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... usually without any realization of the fact, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Very gradually, and usually without any realization of the fact, the wife is forced to become the mother of an erring boy.


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