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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... certain.   BB To Wives, p.113  
Defeat seemed certain.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... certain alluring distractions of the road, about ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
This practice enables us to lend a hand, at the same time avoiding certain alluring distractions of the road, about which any traveling man can inform you.(*)


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain American business man had ability, good ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
A certain American business man had ability, good sense, and high character.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... certain amount of neglect and irresponsibility towards ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Even if he displays a certain amount of neglect and irresponsibility towards the family, it is well to let him go as far as he likes in helping other alcoholics.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... certain amount of office politics.   BB To Employers, p.145  
Wherever men are gathered together in business there will be rivalries and, arising out of these, a certain amount of office politics.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, ...   BB To Employers, pp.142-143  
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... certain amount of presumption and conceit in ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
This means that side by side with an earnest prayer there can be a certain amount of presumption and conceit in us.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... certain answers that work for us.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
We A.A.'s cannot pretend to offer full answers to age-old perplexities, but our own experience does provide certain answers that work for us.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... certain antipathy.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
The word God still aroused a certain antipathy.


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... certain attitude toward that Power, and to ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... certain attitudes a wife may take with ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Our women folk have suggested certain attitudes a wife may take with the husband who is recovering.


12.
View STEP SIX essay   ... certain conditions -- remove defects of character will ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Of course, the often disputed question of whether God can -- and will, under certain conditions -- remove defects of character will be answered with a prompt affirmative by almost any A.A. member.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain consequences that follow taking even a ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The almost certain consequences that follow taking even a glass of beer do not crowd into the mind to deter us.


14.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... certain date, favorably to them.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
I have had many men who had, for example, worked a period of months on some problem or business deal which was to be settled on a certain date, favorably to them.


15.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... certain defects; we have ascertained in a ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
We have admitted certain defects; we have ascertained in a rough way what the trouble is; we have put our finger on the weak items in our personal inventory.


16.
View STEP FIVE essay   Certain distressing or humiliating memories, we tell ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Certain distressing or humiliating memories, we tell ourselves, ought not be shared with anyone.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Certain drinkers, who would be greatly insulted ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Certain drinkers, who would be greatly insulted if called alcoholics, are astonished at their inability to stop.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... certain episodes he vaguely remembers.   BB Into Action, p.73  
Coming to his senses, he is revolted at certain episodes he vaguely remembers.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... certain experiment lest it prove his pet ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But we recoiled from meditation and prayer as obstinately as the scientist who refused to perform a certain experiment lest it prove his pet theory wrong.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... certain extent, that is true.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
To a certain extent, that is true.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... certain facts about their lives.   BB Into Action, p.72  
Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives.


22.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... certain family problems will arise.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
In either case certain family problems will arise.


23.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... certain few knew of our drinking.   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Our reputations hadn't suffered, because we were certain few knew of our drinking.


24.
View STEP NINE essay   ... certain harrowing episodes.   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
It may be unwise at this stage to rehash certain harrowing episodes.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... certain he wants to stop, you can ...   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.


26.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... certain he will be welcomed by your ...   BB Working With Others, p.96  
Be certain he will be welcomed by your family, and that he is not trying to impose upon you for money, connections, or shelter.


27.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... certain ideas concerning a possible means of ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
In the course of his third treatment he acquired certain ideas concerning a possible means of recovery.


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... certain kind of faith?   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Without knowing it, had we not been brought to where we stood by a certain kind of faith?


29.
View STEP NINE essay   ... certain kinds of direct amends from the ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
Most of us begin making certain kinds of direct amends from the day we join Alcoholics Anonymous.


30.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... certain lady had died.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
A certain lady had died.


31.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... certain newcomers and to those one-time agnostics ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To certain newcomers and to those one-time agnostics who still cling to the A.A. group as their higher power, claims for the power of prayer may, despite all the logic and experience in proof of it, still be unconvincing or quite objectionable.


32.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain no one gets his entire supply ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
If he can afford it, he may have liquor concealed all over his house to be certain no one gets his entire supply away from him to throw down the wastepipe.


33.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... certain nonalcoholic people who, though drinking foolishly ...   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.


34.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... certain occasions.   BB To Wives, p.109  
His drinking may be constant or it may be heavy only on certain occasions.


35.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... certain other alcoholics from a clinic which ...   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
And with such good effect that the doctor agreed to a test among his patients and certain other alcoholics from a clinic which he attends.


36.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... certain penalties of failing to do so.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We are obliged to choose between the pains of trying and the certain penalties of failing to do so.


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain plausibility, but none of them really ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Sometimes these excuses have a certain plausibility, but none of them really makes sense in the light of the havoc an alcoholic's drinking bout creates.


38.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain point in the drinking of every ...   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.


39.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain point is reached, little can be ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are not sure why, once a certain point is reached, little can be done for him.


40.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... certain reputation, but knows in his heart ...   BB Into Action, p.73  
He wants to enjoy a certain reputation, but knows in his heart he doesn't deserve it.


41.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... certain resident of the town, who, though ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
His call to the clergyman led him presently to a certain resident of the town, who, though formerly able and respected, was then nearing the nadir of alcoholic despair.


42.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... certain responsibilities for the mental health of ...   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
He got in touch with a prominent psychiatrist who had undertaken certain responsibilities for the mental health of the community.


43.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... certain satisfaction I reflected there was enough ...   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
With a certain satisfaction I reflected there was enough gin concealed about the house to carry me through that night and the next day.


44.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... certain securities, then cheap and rather unpopular.   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
It went into certain securities, then cheap and rather unpopular.


45.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain simple attitude.   BB There Is A Solution, pp.26-27  
He can go anywhere on this earth where other free men may go without disaster, provided he remains willing to maintain a certain simple attitude.


46.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... certain simple things, there has been a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.


47.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin ...   BB Into Action, p.75  
We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience.


48.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... certain steps.   BB How It Works, p.58  
If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.


49.
View STEP THREE essay   ... certain that our intelligence, backed by willpower, ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
We are certain that our intelligence, backed by willpower, can rightly control our inner lives and guarantee us success in the world we live in.


50.
View STEP NINE essay   ... certain that we are on the A.A. ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
First we will wish to be reasonably certain that we are on the A.A. beam.


51.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... certain that we had made a true ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
How could we be certain that we had made a true catalog of our defects and had really admitted them, even to ourselves?


52.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... certain theological terms and conceptions about which ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
There is no use arousing any prejudice he may have against certain theological terms and conceptions about which he may already be confused.


53.
View STEP THREE essay   ... certain things which only the individual can ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
But now it appears that there are certain things which only the individual can do.


54.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... certain times has no effective mental defense ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink.


55.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain times, to bring into our consciousness ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago.


56.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... certain to have.   BB To Employers, p.142  
If he temporizes and still thinks he can ever drink again, even beer, he might as well be discharged after the next bender which, if an alcoholic, he is almost certain to have.


57.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... certain trials and low spots ahead.   BB Bill's Story, pp.14-15  
For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.


58.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... certain type of hard drinker.   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Then we have a certain type of hard drinker.


59.
View STEP TWO essay   ... certain values.   12&12 Step Two, pp.28-29  
Of course, we were glad that good home and religious training had given us certain values.


60.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... certain western city.   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Years ago, in 1935, one of our number made a journey to a certain western city.


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