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


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1.
  ... stop.  BB There Is A Solution, pp.22-23
We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop.


2.
  ... stop.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33
Certain drinkers, who would be greatly insulted if called alcoholics, are astonished at their inability to stop.


3.
  ... stop.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34
We are assuming, of course, that the reader desires to stop.


4.
  ... stop.  BB Working With Others, p.92
Give him an account of the struggles you made to stop.


5.
  ... stop.  BB To Wives, p.109
He is remorseful after serious drinking bouts and tells you he wants to stop.


6.
  ... stop."  BB To Wives, p.109
As we say among ourselves, "He wants to want to stop."


7.
  ... stop.  BB To Wives, p.114
Some men have been so impaired by alcohol that they cannot stop.


8.
  ... stop.  BB The Family Afterward, p.135
He admitted he was overdoing these things, but frankly said that he was not ready to stop.


9.
  ... stop.  BB To Employers, p.141
State that you know about his drinking, and that it must stop.


10.
  ... stop.  BB To Employers, p.148
At the same time you will feel no reluctance to rid yourself of those who cannot or will not stop.


11.
  ... stop."  BB A Vision For You, p.157
From what you tell me, I know more than ever I can't stop."


12.
  ... stop.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175
If nobody does the group's chores, if the area's telephone rings unanswered, if we do not reply to our mail, then A.A. as we know it would stop.


13.
  ... stop abruptly.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31
Try to drink and stop abruptly.


14.
  ... stop altogether.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34
For those who are unable to drink moderately the question is how to stop altogether.


15.
  ... stop altogether and found he could not.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32
Then, gathering all his forces, he attempted to stop altogether and found he could not.


16.
  ... stop altogether, and some will not.  BB To Wives, p.109
Some will moderate or stop altogether, and some will not.


17.
  ... stop, and hardly one of them, because ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33
We doubt if many of them can do it, because none will really want to stop, and hardly one of them, because of the peculiar mental twist already acquired, will find he can win out.


18.
  ... stop, and with them you can go ...  BB To Employers, p.141
But there are many men who want to stop, and with them you can go far.


19.
  ... stop, as he did, on their own ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33
Young people may be encouraged by this man's experience to think that they can stop, as he did, on their own will power.


20.
  ... stop but cannot.  BB There Is A Solution, p.25
So many want to stop but cannot.


21.
  ... stop but cannot.  BB To Wives, p.110
He may have come to the point where he desperately wants to stop but cannot.


22.
  ... stop, but I cannot! You must help ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
Men have cried out to me in sincere and despairing appeal: "Doctor, I cannot go on like this! I have everything to live for! I must stop, but I cannot! You must help me!"


23.
  ... stop, but saw no way out, for ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155
He had a desperate desire to stop, but saw no way out, for he had earnestly tried many avenues of escape.


24.
  ... stop crying out 'No, never!'"  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108
We said to ourselves, "This I cannot do today, perhaps, but I can stop crying out 'No, never!'"


25.
  ... stop doubting the power of God.  BB We Agnostics, p.52
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God.


26.
  ... stop drinking.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv
The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop drinking.


27.
  ... stop drinking.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562
Three -- The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.


28.
  ... stop drinking."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Three), p.10
Tradition Three -- "The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."


29.
  ... stop drinking."  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139
"The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."


30.
  ... stop drinking."  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144
He read aloud, "The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."


31.
  ... stop drinking.  Grapevine Preamble
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.


32.
  ... stop drinking, and no human being could ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63
I simply couldn't stop drinking, and no human being could seem to do the job for me.


33.
  ... stop drinking, don't waste time trying to ...  BB Working With Others, p.90
If he does not want to stop drinking, don't waste time trying to persuade him.


34.
  ... stop drinking forever.  BB To Wives, p.116
It may convince your husband he wants to stop drinking forever.


35.
  ... stop drinking forever?  BB To Employers, p.142
Will he take every necessary step, submit to anything to get well, to stop drinking forever?


36.
  ... stop drinking, I think you ought to ...  BB To Employers, p.148
But if you cannot or will not stop drinking, I think you ought to resign."


37.
  ... stop drinking is of absolutely no avail.  BB There Is A Solution, p.24
At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail.


38.
  ... stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39
But the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge.


39.
  ... stop drinking or not?  BB To Employers, p.147
Do you want to stop drinking or not?


40.
  ... stop drinking or not.  BB A Vision For You, p.158
He proved to be a devil-may-care young fellow whose parents could not make out whether he wanted to stop drinking or not.


41.
  ... stop drinking so long as we place ...  BB Working With Others, p.98
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


42.
  ... stop drinking, there must be no reservation ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33
If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol.


43.
  ... stop drinking, who had no excuse for ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40
The story he told is most instructive, for here was a chap absolutely convinced he had to stop drinking, who had no excuse for drinking, who exhibited splendid judgment and determination in all his other concerns, yet was flat on his back nevertheless.


44.
  ... stop fighting and practice the rest of ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27
To acquire it, I had only to stop fighting and practice the rest of A.A.'s program as enthusiastically as I could.


45.
  ... stop for a considerable period, you may ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34
Though you may be able to stop for a considerable period, you may yet be a potential alcoholic.


46.
  ... stop for a long period because of ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32
We have heard of a few instances where people, who showed definite signs of alcoholism, were able to stop for a long period because of an overpowering desire to do so.


47.
  ... stop for her sake."  BB There Is A Solution, p.20
"She's such a sweet girl, I should think he'd stop for her sake."


48.
  ... stop, have a good talk with the ...  BB Working With Others, p.90
If there is any indication that he wants to stop, have a good talk with the person most interested in him -- usually his wife.


49.
  ... stop, he may as well be discharged, ...  BB To Employers, p.141
If you are sure your man does not want to stop, he may as well be discharged, the sooner the better.


50.
  ... stop, he should be afforded a real ...  BB To Employers, p.148
If he wants to stop, he should be afforded a real chance.


51.
  ... stop, he should be discharged.  BB To Employers, p.148
If he cannot or does not want to stop, he should be discharged.


52.
  ... stop his drinking and abuse if he ...  BB To Wives, p.108
Especially when he has before him a way to stop his drinking and abuse if he really wants to pay the price.


53.
  ... stop his drinking for long.  BB A Vision For You, p.155
When our friend related his experience, the man agreed that no amount of will power he might muster could stop his drinking for long.


54.
  ... stop if he wanted to."  BB There Is A Solution, p.20
"He could stop if he wanted to."


55.
  ... stop if he will!  BB To Wives, p.116
And now you know that he can stop if he will!


56.
  ... stop jay-walking for good, but in a ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38
He tells you he has decided to stop jay-walking for good, but in a few weeks he breaks both legs.


57.
  ... stop making demands upon God to give ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104
We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.


58.
  ... stop making unreasonable demands upon those we ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93
We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love.


59.
  ... stop me.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162
Lois really needed the money for groceries, but that didn't stop me.


60.
  ... stop or moderate.  BB To Wives, p.112
Show him you have confidence in his power to stop or moderate.


61.
  ... stop or moderate.  BB To Wives, p.112
If you act upon these principles, your husband may stop or moderate.


62.
  ... stop or moderate, although he may find ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


63.
  ... stop or moderate, because their brains and ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39
That may be true of certain nonalcoholic people who, though drinking foolishly and heavily at the present time, are able to stop or moderate, because their brains and bodies have not been damaged as ours were.


64.
  ... stop that.  12&12 Step Two, p.31
Then we became drunkards, and asked God to stop that.


65.
  ... stop this waste and give your worthwhile ...  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.


66.
  ... stop was explained.  BB Bill's Story, p.7
My incredible behavior in the face of a desperate desire to stop was explained.


67.
  ... stop while there is yet time.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32
But the difficulty is that few alcoholics have enough desire to stop while there is yet time.


68.
  ... stop with the sixth drink."  BB There Is A Solution, p.24
Only to have that thought supplanted by "Well, I'll stop with the sixth drink."


69.
  ... stop working on a chronic backslider, only ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173
Committees have instructed many an A.A. to stop working on a chronic backslider, only to be told: "How I do my Twelfth Step work is my business.


70.
  ... stop, you can go to him with ...  BB To Wives, p.113
Being certain he wants to stop, you can go to him with this volume as joyfully as though you had struck oil.


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