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


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1.
  ... chance.  BB Working With Others, p.96
He often says that if he had continued to work on them, he might have deprived many others, who have since recovered, of their chance.


2.
  ... chance.  BB To Employers, p.136
I had warned him several times that he had but one more chance.


3.
  ... chance."  BB To Employers, p.138
He has just returned from a three-months leave of absence, has taken a cure, looks fine, and to clinch the matter, the board of directors told him this was his last chance."


4.
  ... chance.  BB To Employers, p.138
He might have a chance.


5.
  ... chance.  BB To Employers, p.147
If, on the contrary, you are sure he is doing his utmost, you may wish to give him another chance.


6.
  ... chance.  BB To Employers, p.148
If he wants to stop, he should be afforded a real chance.


7.
  ... chance.  BB To Employers, p.148
We think we are sensible when we urge that you stop this waste and give your worthwhile man a chance.


8.
  ... chance.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114
But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first -- then and only then do we have a real chance.


9.
  ... chance at A.A. was sometimes to pronounce ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Three), p.10
To take away any alcoholic's chance at A.A. was sometimes to pronounce his death sentence.


10.
  ... chance for legitimate security and a happy ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44
These people often throw to the winds every chance for legitimate security and a happy family life.


11.
  ... chance for recovery!  BB Into Action, p.73
Small wonder many in the medical profession have a low opinion of alcoholics and their chance for recovery!


12.
  ... chance for sobriety that we've had.  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.


13.
  ... chance for sobriety would be some place ...  BB Working With Others, p.101
His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!


14.
  ... chance from the moment it determined to ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178
Maybe the society could have survived the abolition controversy, but it didn't have a chance from the moment it determined to reform America's drinking habits.


15.
  ... chance he can recover by himself.  BB Working With Others, p.92
But insist that if he is severely afflicted, there may be little chance he can recover by himself.


16.
  ... chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113
Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.


17.
  ... chance of accomplishing anything useful may be ...  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.


18.
  ... chance of becoming truly happy.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70
Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.


19.
  ... chance of being helpful.  BB How It Works, p.67
If we do, we destroy our chance of being helpful.


20.
  ... chance of being helpful if you do.  BB Working With Others, p.100
You may spoil your chance of being helpful if you do.


21.
  ... chance of getting what we really wanted.  12&12 Step Seven, p.72
With a proper display of honesty and morality, we'd stand a better chance of getting what we really wanted.


22.
  ... chance of letting self-appointed members present themselves ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187
We simply couldn't afford to take the chance of letting self-appointed members present themselves as messiahs representing A.A. before the whole public.


23.
  ... chance of making foolish, perhaps tragic, blunders ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60
Surely, then, a novice ought not lay himself open to the chance of making foolish, perhaps tragic, blunders in this fashion.


24.
  ... chance of recovery.  BB To Wives, p.120
The slightest sign of fear or intolerance may lessen your husband's chance of recovery.


25.
  ... chance of recovery.  BB To Employers, p.145
Naturally this sort of thing decreased the man's chance of recovery.


26.
  ... chance of success.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34
If he is a real alcoholic and very far advanced, there is scant chance of success.


27.
  ... chance of understanding and accepting what we ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxvi-xxvii
More often than not, it is imperative that a man's brain be cleared before he is approached, as he has then a better chance of understanding and accepting what we have to offer.


28.
  ... chance that the head of the family ...  BB Working With Others, p.97
Should they accept and practice spiritual principles, there is a much better chance that the head of the family will recover.


29.
  ... chance to right a serious wrong.  12&12 Step Nine, p.85
Or we may just procrastinate, telling ourselves the time is not yet, when in reality we have already passed up many a fine chance to right a serious wrong.


30.
  ... chance to think it over.  BB Working With Others, p.95
Give him a chance to think it over.


31.
  ... chance to try our method, unless the ...  BB To Wives, p.114
If he is already committed to an institution, but can convince you and your doctor that he means business, give him a chance to try our method, unless the doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.


32.
  ... chance vanished.  BB Bill's Story, p.5
Then I went on a prodigious bender, and that chance vanished.


33.
  ... chance was sometimes to pronounce his death ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141
At last experience taught us that to take away any alcoholic's full chance was sometimes to pronounce his death sentence, and often to condemn him to endless misery.


34.
  ... chance we were given the power to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53
It is not by chance we were given the power to reason, to examine the evidence of our senses, and to draw conclusions.


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