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


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1.
  ... wanted.  BB Working With Others, pp.97-98
For the type of alcoholic who is able and willing to get well, little charity, in the ordinary sense of the word, is needed or wanted.


2.
  ... wanted.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71
Never was there enough of what we thought we wanted.


3.
  ... 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.


4.
  ... wanted a manager who could really handle ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170
A state drunk farm wanted a manager who could really handle inebriates.


5.
  ... wanted a paid researcher.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170
A state alcohol commission wanted a paid researcher.


6.
  ... wanted a personnel man familiar with the ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169
A corporation wanted a personnel man familiar with the subject.


7.
  ... wanted A.A. stories.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187
Other newspapers and magazines wanted A.A. stories.


8.
  ... wanted an A.A. member to educate the ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169
A university wanted an A.A. member to educate the public on alcoholism.


9.
  ... wanted an experienced social worker who understood ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170
A city wanted an experienced social worker who understood what alcohol could do to a family.


10.
  ... wanted God.  BB Bill's Story, p.12
For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God.


11.
  ... wanted him to find the grace in ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153
Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting to change his religious views, that I wanted him to find the grace in his own religion that would aid his recovery.


12.
  ... wanted his family to know immediately what ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185
As a rule, the average newcomer wanted his family to know immediately what he was trying to do.


13.
  ... wanted me to come over that evening ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179
About this time a lady called up my wife one Saturday afternoon saying she wanted me to come over that evening to meet a friend of hers who might help me.


14.
  ... wanted of that.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177
I could drink all I wanted of that.


15.
  ... wanted, rather than as something we must ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75
A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have.


16.
  ... wanted so much to talk with someone, ...  BB A Vision For You, p.154
He wanted so much to talk with someone, but whom?


17.
  ... wanted to."  BB There Is A Solution, p.20
"He could stop if he wanted to."


18.
  ... wanted to, and were willing to make ...  BB There Is A Solution, pp.25-26
This we did because we honestly wanted to, and were willing to make the effort.


19.
  ... wanted to assert himself he could not, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130
Even when he wanted to assert himself he could not, for his drinking placed him constantly in the wrong.


20.
  ... wanted to become a "channel."  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101
First of all, he wanted to become a "channel."


21.
  ... wanted to deal with the fact of ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74
We never wanted to deal with the fact of suffering.


22.
  ... wanted to do, without regard for the ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172
My whole life seemed to be centered around doing what I wanted to do, without regard for the rights, wishes, or privileges of anyone else; a state of mind which became more and more predominant as the years passed.


23.
  ... wanted to get well.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142
He soon proved that his was a desperate case, and that above all he wanted to get well.


24.
  ... wanted to know if her husband's company ...  BB To Employers, p.137
She wanted to know if her husband's company insurance was still in force.


25.
  ... wanted to marry had other notions; we ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31
The girl we wanted to marry had other notions; we prayed God that she'd change her mind, but she didn't.


26.
  ... wanted to photograph us.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187
Film companies wanted to photograph us.


27.
  ... wanted to say that liquor should be ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157
They wanted to say that liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard drinkers ought to slow down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.


28.
  ... wanted to shout A.A. from the housetops, ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185
They wanted to shout A.A. from the housetops, and did.


29.
  ... wanted to 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.


30.
  ... wanted to tell others who had tried ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185
He also wanted to tell others who had tried to help him -- his doctor, his minister, and close friends.


31.
  ... wanted to tell you Paul jumped from ...  BB To Employers, p.136
I still expected a plea for clemency, but these words came through the receiver: "I just wanted to tell you Paul jumped from a hotel window in Hartford last Saturday.


32.
  ... wanted to throw up my hands in ...  BB To Employers, p.138
I wanted to throw up my hands in discouragement, for I saw that I had failed to help my banker friend understand.


33.
  ... wanted to use our member's full name ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158
The association wanted to use our member's full name in all its advertising; he was to be described both as its director of publicity and as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.


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