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


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


2.
View STEP TEN essay   ... admit and accept what he finds, and ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
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.
View STEP TEN essay   ... admit, and correct these flaws is the ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.95  
Learning daily to spot, admit, and correct these flaws is the essence of character-building and good living.


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


5.
View STEP ONE essay   ... admit complete defeat is the main taproot ...   12&12 Step One, p.22  
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.
View STEP ONE essay   ... admit defeat, most of us revolted.   12&12 Step One, p.22  
When first challenged to admit defeat, most of us revolted.


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


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


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... admit it promptly.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
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.
View STEP TEN essay   ... admit it -- to ourselves always, and to ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
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.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... admit nobody to A.A. but that hypothetical ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
"We were resolved to admit nobody to A.A. but that hypothetical class of people we termed 'pure alcoholics.'


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


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


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


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


16.
View STEP ONE essay   ... admit that, glass in hand, we have ...   12&12 Step One, p.21  
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.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... admit that he cannot take a drink.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There is the type of man who is unwilling to admit that he cannot take a drink.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Admit that he probably knows more about ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
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.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... admit that our justification for a spree ...   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.


20.
View STEP SIX essay   ... admit that their imaginary sex excursions are ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
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.
View STEP SIX essay   ... admit that they prefer to hang on ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
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.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... admit that we had many of these ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
First of all, we had to admit that we had many of these defects, even though such disclosures were painful and humiliating.


23.
View STEP TEN essay   ... admit that we have loved but a ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
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.
View STEP NINE essay   ... admit the damage we have done and ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Against this background we can freely admit the damage we have done and make our apologies.


25.
View STEP NINE essay   ... admit the damage we have done by ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
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.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... admit the truth about ourselves -- the help ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
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.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... admit them.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
Little by little the family may see their own defects and admit them.


28.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... admit we have made little impression upon ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
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.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... admit we have some of these symptoms, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
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.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... admit we were real alcoholics.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics.


31.
View STEP TEN essay   ... admit when the fault is ours, and ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
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.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Admit your faults to Him and to ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows.


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