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


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1.
  ... craving.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx
All these, and many others, have one symptom in common: they cannot start drinking without developing the phenomenon of craving.


2.
  ... craving arose which would be satisfied by ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.134
He added that occasionally in the night a vague craving arose which would be satisfied by candy.


3.
  ... craving at once became paramount to all ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
They took a drink a day or so prior to the date, and then the phenomenon of craving at once became paramount to all other interests so that the important appointment was not met.


4.
  ... craving attention and companionship, but never getting ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57
Either we were shy, and dared not draw near others, or we were apt to be noisy good fellows craving attention and companionship, but never getting it -- at least to our way of thinking.


5.
  ... craving beyond their mental control.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx
These men were not drinking to escape; they were drinking to overcome a craving beyond their mental control.


6.
  ... craving, but if I did, it would ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176
Occasionally, I would yield to the morning craving, but if I did, it would be only a few hours before I would be quite unfit for work.


7.
  ... craving develops, they pass through the well-known ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again.


8.
  ... craving for liquor, and this often requires ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxvii-xxviii
Of course an alcoholic ought to be freed from his physical craving for liquor, and this often requires a definite hospital procedure, before psychological measures can be of maximum benefit.


9.
  ... craving for liquor much during the first ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181
Unlike most of our crowd, I did not get over my craving for liquor much during the first two and one-half years of abstinence.


10.
  ... craving is limited to this class and ...  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.


11.
  ... craving which cause men to make the ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx
There are many situations which arise out of the phenomenon of craving which cause men to make the supreme sacrifice rather than continue to fight.


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