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

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  ... bottom?  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5
Why must every A.A. hit bottom?

  ... bottom.  12&12 Step One, p.24
The answer is that few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless they have hit bottom.

  ... bottom.  12&12 Step Ten, p.94
This odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top to bottom.

  ... bottom as truly as any of us.  12&12 Step One, p.24
He had hit bottom as truly as any of us.

  ... bottom, becoming club members; others started in ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.148
Some would start at the top and come through to the bottom, becoming club members; others started in the club, pitched a binge, were hospitalized, then graduated to education on the third floor.

  ... bottom cases only.  12&12 Step One, pp.22-23
That is why the first edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," published when our membership was small, dealt with low-bottom cases only.

  ... bottom first?  12&12 Step One, p.24
Why all this insistence that every A.A. must hit bottom first?

  ... bottom levels.  12&12 Step Six, p.66
Of course, most human beings don't suffer these defects at these rock-bottom levels.

  ... bottom of our heart that we know ...  BB Into Action, p.75
We thank God from the bottom of our heart that we know Him better.

  ... bottom of the Potomac River?  BB We Agnostics, p.51
Did not Professor Langley's flying machine go to the bottom of the Potomac River?

  ... bottom the rest of us had hit ...  12&12 Step One, p.23
It was obviously necessary to raise the bottom the rest of us had hit to the point where it would hit them.

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