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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... attention.   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.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... attention.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
The problems of the community might engage attention.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... attention.   BB To Employers, p.149  
It is not to be expected that an alcoholic employee will receive a disproportionate amount of time and attention.


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... attention.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
We were depressed and complained we felt bad, when in fact we were mainly asking for sympathy and attention.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... attention and companionship, but never getting it ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Either we were shy, and dared not draw near others, or we were apt to be noisy good fellows craving attention and companionship, but never getting it -- at least to our way of thinking.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... attention become unreasonable.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had refused to learn the very hard lesson that overdependence upon people is unsuccessful because all people are fallible, and even the best of them will sometimes let us down, especially when our demands for attention become unreasonable.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... attention focussed mainly on your personal experience.   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Keep his attention focussed mainly on your personal experience.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... attention for yourself.   BB To Wives, p.119  
It will do little good if you point that out and urge more attention for yourself.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... attention he bestows on other people, especially ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
Still another difficulty is that you may become jealous of the attention he bestows on other people, especially alcoholics.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... attention, he should understand that he must ...   BB To Employers, p.143  
Though you are providing him with the best possible medical attention, he should understand that he must undergo a change of heart.


11.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... attention; most of those who did join ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
Hardly an alcoholic we approached paid any attention; most of those who did join us were like flickering candles in a windstorm.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... attention of an alcoholic, he will laugh ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
If you draw this fallacious reasoning to the attention of an alcoholic, he will laugh it off, or become irritated and refuse to talk.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... attention of the doctor who is to ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
We suggest you draw the book to the attention of the doctor who is to attend your patient during treatment.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... attention, protection, and love can only invite ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Demands made upon other people for too much attention, protection, and love can only invite domination or revulsion in the protectors themselves -- two emotions quite as unhealthy as the demands which evoked them.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... attention should be drawn to you as ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
If he says yes, then his attention should be drawn to you as a person who has recovered.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... attention the fact that however deep his ...   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.


17.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... attention to A.A. experience.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
He said he wished he'd paid some attention to A.A. experience.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... attention to my wife -- sex relations; self ...   BB How It Works, p.65  
Mr. Brown -- his attention to my wife -- sex relations; self esteem (fear).


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... attention to what He would have us ...   BB How It Works, p.68  
We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be.


20.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... attention upon one member of the family ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Suppose we lavish attention upon one member of the family and neglect the others.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... attention was caught by a doggerel on ...   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
My attention was caught by a doggerel on an old tombstone:


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