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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 TWELVE essay   ... want.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
We found that freedom from fear was more important than freedom from want.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... want and need it badly.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
I spend a great deal of time passing on what I learned to others who want and need it badly.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... want Him enough.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans when we want Him enough.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... want him to make a fuss over ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They want him to make a fuss over them.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... want him to take care of his ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
Say you do not want to be a wet blanket; that you only want him to take care of his health.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... want it.   BB How It Works, p.69  
The right answer will come, if we want it.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... want it.   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn't want it.


8.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... want it.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Just as the aim of each A.A. member is personal sobriety, the aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... want me among you.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Since I am the victim of another addiction even worse stigmatized than alcoholism, you may not want me among you.


10.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... want sunlight; nothing much can grow in ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
But first of all we shall want sunlight; nothing much can grow in the dark.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... want the good that is in us ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
We will want the good that is in us all, even in the worst of us, to flower and to grow.


12.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... want the program.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Other thousands came to a few A.A. meetings and at first decided they didn't want the program.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... want the wives of Alcoholics Anonymous to ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
We want the wives of Alcoholics Anonymous to address the wives of men who drink too much.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want this sort of thing.   BB To Employers, p.149  
The right kind of man, the kind who recovers, will not want this sort of thing.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... want to.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it clear that he is not under pressure, that he needn't see you again if he doesn't want to.


16.
View STEP SIX essay   ... want to aim at the very best ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
The key words "entirely ready" underline the fact that we want to aim at the very best we know or can learn.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... want to analyze mistakes we have made.   BB To Wives, p.104  
We want to analyze mistakes we have made.


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... want to be a wet blanket; that ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
Say you do not want to be a wet blanket; that you only want him to take care of his health.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... want to be helpful rather than critical.   BB To Wives, p.111  
Let him see that you want to be helpful rather than critical.


20.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... want to be rid of some of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
We will want to be rid of some of these defects, but in some instances this will appear to be an impossible job from which we recoil.


21.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... want to be sure that you get ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
We just want to be sure that you get the same great chance for sobriety that we've had.


22.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... want to be the arbiter of anyone's ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
We do not want to be the arbiter of anyone's sex conduct.


23.
View STEP NINE essay   ... want to come in the door shouting ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
We want to come in the door shouting the good news.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... want to criticize.   BB To Wives, p.117  
Your husband will sometimes be unreasonable and you will want to criticize.


25.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... want to disgrace myself so I then ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I did not want to disgrace myself so I then checked out.


26.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... want to find exactly how, when, and ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
We want to find exactly how, when, and where our natural desires have warped us.


27.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to get well?   BB To Employers, p.142  
Say that you believe he is a gravely ill person, with this qualification -- being perhaps fatally ill, does he want to get well?


28.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... want to go along.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
After they have seen tangible results, the family will perhaps want to go along.


29.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... want to go further.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
We will want to go further.


30.
View STEP NINE essay   ... want to go further and admit other ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with.


31.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... want to go to the properly appointed ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
Those of us belonging to a religious denomination which requires confession must, and of course, will want to go to the properly appointed authority whose duty it is to receive it.


32.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to help him, even if it ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
He wants to quit drinking and you want to help him, even if it be only a matter of good business.


33.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... want to hold ourselves to the course ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
We shall want to hold ourselves to the course of admitting the things we have done, meanwhile forgiving the wrongs done us, real or fancied.


34.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... want to keep you out.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
We don't want to keep you out.


35.
View STEP TWO essay   ... want to know."   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
That's what I want to know."


36.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... want to know more of how to ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
You will want to know more of how to proceed from that point.


37.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to know the necessities before considering ...   BB To Employers, p.140  
You, as a business man, want to know the necessities before considering the result.


38.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... want to know who the woman is ...   BB Into Action, p.81  
She will want to know who the woman is and where she is.


39.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... want to leave you with the feeling ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
We want to leave you with the feeling that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness too great to be overcome.


40.
View STEP THREE essay   ... want to make a decision to turn ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


41.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... want to miss it.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
We know you will not want to miss it.


42.
View STEP TEN essay   ... want to punish.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
We sometimes hurt those we love because they need to be "taught a lesson," when we really want to punish.


43.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to quit.   BB To Employers, p.142  
You ask, because many alcoholics, being warped and drugged, do not want to quit.


44.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... want to quit drinking liquor for good ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you.


45.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... want to recover.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Perhaps you are not acquainted with any drinkers who want to recover.


46.
View STEP NINE essay   ... want to rest on our laurels.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
We will want to rest on our laurels.


47.
View STEP NINE essay   ... want to say anything for several weeks, ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
We may not want to say anything for several weeks, or longer.


48.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... want to see you, never force yourself ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
If he does not want to see you, never force yourself upon him.


49.
View STEP SIX essay   ... want to settle for only as much ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


50.
View STEP NINE essay   ... want to sit down with some member ...   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.


51.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... want to speak with someone who is ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
We shall want to speak with someone who is experienced, who not only has stayed dry but has been able to surmount other serious difficulties.


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... want to stay out of this controversy.   BB How It Works, p.69  
We want to stay out of this controversy.


53.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... want to stop."   BB To Wives, p.109  
As we say among ourselves, "He wants to want to stop."


54.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... want to stop, and hardly one of ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
We doubt if many of them can do it, because none will really want to stop, and hardly one of them, because of the peculiar mental twist already acquired, will find he can win out.


55.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to stop, and with them you ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
But there are many men who want to stop, and with them you can go far.


56.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... want to stop but cannot.   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
So many want to stop but cannot.


57.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... want to stop drinking, don't waste time ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
If he does not want to stop drinking, don't waste time trying to persuade him.


58.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to stop drinking or not?   BB To Employers, p.147  
Do you want to stop drinking or not?


59.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to stop, he may as well ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
If you are sure your man does not want to stop, he may as well be discharged, the sooner the better.


60.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to stop, he should be discharged.   BB To Employers, p.148  
If he cannot or does not want to stop, he should be discharged.


61.
View STEP NINE essay   ... want to summon all our courage, head ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
But if no such opportunity presents itself, at some point we will want to summon all our courage, head straight for the person concerned, and lay our cards on the table.


62.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... want to take the man into your ...   BB Working With Others, p.96  
Perhaps you will want to take the man into your home for a few days.


63.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... want to try.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
I don't even want to try.


64.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... want to, you control your drinking.   BB To Employers, p.139  
Whenever you want to, you control your drinking.


65.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... want to, you find you cannot quit ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.


66.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... want what we have and are willing ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.


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