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


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1.
... admit alcohol has him down for keeps.   12&12 Step Two, p.25   View STEP TWO essay
It's bad enough, he thinks, to admit alcohol has him down for keeps.


2.
... admit and accept what he finds, and ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88   View STEP TEN essay
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


3.
... admit, and correct these flaws is the ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.95   View STEP TEN essay
Learning daily to spot, admit, and correct these flaws is the essence of character-building and good living.


4.
... admit complete defeat?   12&12 Step One, p.21   View STEP ONE essay
Who cares to admit complete defeat?


5.
... admit complete defeat is the main taproot ...   12&12 Step One, p.22   View STEP ONE essay
The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.


6.
... admit defeat, most of us revolted.   12&12 Step One, p.22   View STEP ONE essay
When first challenged to admit defeat, most of us revolted.


7.
... admit if we substituted alcoholism for jay-walking, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
We, who have been through the wringer, have to admit if we substituted alcoholism for jay-walking, the illustration would fit us exactly.


8.
... admit it is injurious, they cannot after ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
The sensation is so elusive that, while they admit it is injurious, they cannot after a time differentiate the true from the false.


9.
... admit it promptly.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108   View STEP TWELVE essay
By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.


10.
... admit it -- to ourselves always, and to ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93   View STEP TEN essay
Whenever we fail any of these people, we can promptly admit it -- to ourselves always, and to them also, when the admission would be helpful.


11.
... admit nobody to A.A. but that hypothetical ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140   View TRADITION THREE essay
"We were resolved to admit nobody to A.A. but that hypothetical class of people we termed 'pure alcoholics.'


12.
... admit other defects that have made us ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84   View STEP NINE essay
Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with.


13.
... admit our fault.   BB Into Action, p.81   View INTO ACTION chapter
Undoubtedly we should admit our fault.


14.
... admit that A.A. showed results, prodigious results.   12&12 Step Two, p.27   View STEP TWO essay
I had to admit that A.A. showed results, prodigious results.


15.
... admit that and mend his spiritual fences.   BB The Family Afterward, p.135   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
He had to painfully admit that and mend his spiritual fences.


16.
... admit that, glass in hand, we have ...   12&12 Step One, p.21   View STEP ONE essay
It is truly awful to admit that, glass in hand, we have warped our minds into such an obsession for destructive drinking that only an act of Providence can remove it from us.


17.
... admit that he cannot take a drink.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
There is the type of man who is unwilling to admit that he cannot take a drink.


18.
Admit that he probably knows more about ...   BB Working With Others, p.93   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Admit that he probably knows more about it than you do, but call to his attention the fact that however deep his faith and knowledge, he could not have applied it or he would not drink.


19.
... admit that our justification for a spree ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
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.


20.
... admit that their imaginary sex excursions are ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67   View STEP SIX essay
And even while staying within conventional bounds, many people have to admit that their imaginary sex excursions are apt to be all dressed up as dreams of romance.


21.
... admit that they prefer to hang on ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68   View STEP SIX essay
But even these people, if they construct a list of still milder defects, will be obliged to admit that they prefer to hang on to some of them.


22.
... admit that we had many of these ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47   View STEP FOUR essay
First of all, we had to admit that we had many of these defects, even though such disclosures were painful and humiliating.


23.
... admit that we have loved but a ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92   View STEP TEN essay
Most of us must admit that we have loved but a few; that we have been quite indifferent to the many so long as none of them gave us trouble; and as for the remainder -- well, we have really disliked or hated them.


24.
... admit the damage we have done and ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84   View STEP NINE essay
Against this background we can freely admit the damage we have done and make our apologies.


25.
... admit the damage we have done by ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84   View STEP NINE essay
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


26.
... admit the truth about ourselves -- the help ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59   View STEP FIVE essay
We'd have to have outside help if we were surely to know and admit the truth about ourselves -- the help of God and another human being.


27.
... admit them.   BB Working With Others, p.99   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Little by little the family may see their own defects and admit them.


28.
... admit we have made little impression upon ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
Though the aggregate of recoveries resulting from psychiatric effort is considerable, we physicians must admit we have made little impression upon the problem as a whole.


29.
... admit we have some of these symptoms, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
We admit we have some of these symptoms, but we have not gone to the extremes you fellows did, nor are we likely to, for we understand ourselves so well after what you have told us that such things cannot happen again.


30.
... admit we were real alcoholics.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics.


31.
... admit when the fault is ours, and ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91   View STEP TEN essay
In all these situations we need self-restraint, honest analysis of what is involved, a willingness to admit when the fault is ours, and an equal willingness to forgive when the fault is elsewhere.


32.
Admit your faults to Him and to ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows.


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