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


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... doomed.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Much has been written pro and con, but among physicians, the general opinion seems to be that most chronic alcoholics are doomed.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... doomed to an alcoholic death or to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face.


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View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doomed to failure.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure.


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... doomed, who had so many problems he ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


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View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doomed who never realize their predicament.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Explain that many are doomed who never realize their predicament.


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