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


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1.
  ... spree.  BB Working With Others, p.92
Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a spree.


2.
  ... spree.  BB Working With Others, p.99
But we must try to repair the damage immediately lest we pay the penalty by a spree.


3.
  ... spree.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174
Coming up to final exams I went on a particularly strenuous spree.


4.
  ... spree.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120
Without realizing it we were just accumulating funds for the next spree.


5.
  ... spree, a certain amount of physical treatment ...  BB To Employers, pp.142-143
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


6.
  ... spree drinking.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32
A man of thirty was doing a great deal of spree drinking.


7.
  ... spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution ...  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.
  ... spree, he begins to think once more ...  BB To Wives, p.109
But when he gets over the spree, he begins to think once more how he can drink moderately next time.


9.
  ... spree, he would say to himself, "Maybe ...  12&12 Step One, p.23
Following every spree, he would say to himself, "Maybe those A.A.'s were right. ..."


10.
  ... spree, or at least for a lucid ...  BB Working With Others, p.90
Wait for the end of the spree, or at least for a lucid interval.


11.
  ... spree that ended all sprees.  BB A Vision For You, p.155
For him, this was the spree that ended all sprees.


12.
  ... spree was insanely insufficient in the light ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37
But even in this type of beginning we are obliged to admit that our justification for a spree was insanely insufficient in the light of what always happened.


13.
  ... spree which has brought him to the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35
Friends who have reasoned with him after a spree which has brought him to the point of divorce or bankruptcy are mystified when he walks directly into a saloon.


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