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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... average.  BB How It Works, p.58
Their chances are less than average.


2.
  ... average.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171
The general moral standard was, as I recall it, far above the average.


3.
  ... average?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141
Was it credible that A.A. was to have a divorce rate far lower than average?


4.
  ... average alcoholic's plight is, in my opinion, ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43
One of these men, staff member of a world-renowned hospital, recently made this statement to some of us: "What you say about the general hopelessness of the average alcoholic's plight is, in my opinion, correct.


5.
  ... average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn't ...  12&12 Step One, p.24
No, the average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn't care for this prospect -- unless he has to do these things in order to stay alive himself.


6.
  ... average Americans.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17
We are average Americans.


7.
  ... average citizen could see for himself just ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186
Consequently, many groups began to hold meetings which were open to interested friends and the public, so that the average citizen could see for himself just what A.A. was all about.


8.
  ... average in intelligence.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172
Both father and mother were considerably above the average in intelligence.


9.
  ... average man like himself, a spiritual life ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129
He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include his family obligations may not be so perfect after all.


10.
  ... average newcomer wanted his family to know ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185
As a rule, the average newcomer wanted his family to know immediately what he was trying to do.


11.
  ... average temperate drinker.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii
We believe, and so suggested a few years ago, that the action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.


12.
  ... average; we forgot the immense goodwill of ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121
We forgot that most alcoholics in A.A. have an earning power considerably above average; we forgot the immense goodwill of our brother A.A.'s who were only too eager to help us to better jobs when we deserved them; we forgot the actual or potential financial insecurity of every human being in the world.


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