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


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1.
  ... serious.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36
I had a few words with the boss, but nothing serious.


2.
  ... serious.  BB To Wives, p.114
A good doctor or psychiatrist can tell you whether these complications are serious.


3.
  ... serious.  BB To Wives, p.118
Next time you and he have a heated discussion, no matter what the subject, it should be the privilege of either to smile and say, "This is getting serious.


4.
  ... serious about religious practices when, upon honest ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32
We supposed we had been serious about religious practices when, upon honest appraisal, we found we had been only superficial.


5.
  ... serious ailments were being rapidly cured.  BB The Family Afterward, p.135
She sees she was wrong to make a burning issue out of such a matter when his more serious ailments were being rapidly cured.


6.
  ... serious alcoholism, impending mental and physical collapse, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56
Post-war disillusionment, ever more serious alcoholism, impending mental and physical collapse, brought him to the point of self-destruction.


7.
  ... serious and as yet unresolved problem left ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102
Possibly today will see a continuation of a serious and as yet unresolved problem left over from yesterday.


8.
  ... serious attempt to probe them, we are ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44
The minute we make a serious attempt to probe them, we are liable to suffer severe reactions.


9.
  ... serious character defects, if we think we ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45
We shall claim that our serious character defects, if we think we have any at all, have been caused chiefly by excessive drinking.


10.
  ... serious character flaws that made problem drinkers ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73
Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again.


11.
  ... serious complications in a family.  BB Working With Others, p.97
It is not good for him, and it sometimes creates serious complications in a family.


12.
  ... serious concern.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575
XI. The trustees should always have the best possible committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.


13.
  ... serious condition.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35
He agreed he was a real alcoholic and in a serious condition.


14.
  ... serious difficulties.  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.


15.
  ... serious domestic or romantic difficulties, or perhaps ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113
Maybe there are serious domestic or romantic difficulties, or perhaps that boy we thought God was looking after becomes a military casualty.


16.
  ... serious drinker.  BB To Wives, p.112
Meanwhile you might try to help the wife of another serious drinker.


17.
  ... serious drinker, being dry at the moment ...  BB A Vision For You, p.151
Now and then a serious drinker, being dry at the moment says, "I don't miss it at all. Feel better. Work better. Having a better time."


18.
  ... serious drinker, "You are an A.A. member ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139
For A.A. is really saying to every serious drinker, "You are an A.A. member if you say so.


19.
  ... serious drinkers again later.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34
In the early days of our drinking we occasionally remained sober for a year or more, becoming serious drinkers again later.


20.
  ... serious drinkers who should have been fired ...  BB To Employers, p.147
They often jeopardize their own positions by trying to help serious drinkers who should have been fired long ago, or else given an opportunity to get well.


21.
  ... serious drinking, are miracles of mental health.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133
We, who have recovered from serious drinking, are miracles of mental health.


22.
  ... serious drinking bouts and tells you he ...  BB To Wives, p.109
He is remorseful after serious drinking bouts and tells you he wants to stop.


23.
  ... serious emotional problem can be seen as ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42
Nearly every serious emotional problem can be seen as a case of misdirected instinct.


24.
  ... serious handicap.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125
It takes some of us a long time to outgrow that serious handicap.


25.
  ... serious illness.  BB To Employers, pp.138-139
He simply could not believe that his brother-executive suffered from a serious illness.


26.
  ... serious leak.  BB To Employers, p.148
We hope our suggestions will help you plug up this sometimes serious leak.


27.
  ... serious meditation and prayer as something not ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96
So it isn't surprising that we often tend to slight serious meditation and prayer as something not really necessary.


28.
  ... serious mood dwell on the troubles liquor ...  BB Working With Others, p.91
If he is in a serious mood dwell on the troubles liquor has caused you, being careful not to moralize or lecture.


29.
  ... serious my situation was.  BB To Employers, p.141
I know, in my own particular case, that nothing my company could have done would have stopped me for, so long as I was able to hold my position, I could not possibly realize how serious my situation was.


30.
  ... serious one.  12&12 Step Two, p.25
The moment they read Step Two, most A.A. newcomers are confronted with a dilemma, sometimes a serious one.


31.
  ... serious or effective thought during the period ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37
We now see that when we began to drink deliberately, instead of casually, there was little serious or effective thought during the period of premeditation of what the terrific consequences might be.


32.
  ... serious problems easier than you can the ...  BB To Wives, p.118
You and your husband will find that you can dispose of serious problems easier than you can the trivial ones.


33.
  ... serious proportions, continuing all day and almost ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3
My drinking assumed more serious proportions, continuing all day and almost every night.


34.
  ... serious, sometimes tragic things.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132
We have been speaking to you of serious, sometimes tragic things.


35.
  ... serious violations of moral principles.  12&12 Step Four, p.48
To those having religious training, such a list would set forth serious violations of moral principles.


36.
  ... 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.


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