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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   ... drinks again, but acts worse than the ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Following each, he not only drinks again, but acts worse than the last time.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drinks, and began to wonder if I ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I had no trouble refusing drinks, and began to wonder if I had not been making too hard work of a simple matter.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... drinks and get away with them.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Inwardly he would give anything to take half a dozen drinks and get away with them.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... drinks coffee, but neither his wife nor ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Though he is now a most effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes and drinks coffee, but neither his wife nor anyone else stands in judgment.


5.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... drinks -- drinks which they see others taking ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxviii-xxix  
They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks -- drinks which they see others taking with impunity.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... drinks, he might not have the courage ...  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Unless he took some drinks, he might not have the courage to scrape an acquaintance and would have a lonely week-end.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drinks in the morning and through the ...  BB To Wives, p.109  
He sometimes drinks in the morning and through the day also, to hold his nervousness in check.


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... drinks -- no more!  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Perhaps he could handle, say, three drinks -- no more!


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... drinks no more, they may not like ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
While grateful that he drinks no more, they may not like the idea that God has accomplished the miracle where they failed.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... drinks now and then?  BB To Employers, p.142  
If he says yes, does he really mean it, or down inside does he think he is fooling you, and that after rest and treatment he will be able to get away with a few drinks now and then?


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drinks on the way home from the ...  BB To Wives, p.110  
Sometimes he drinks on the way home from the hospital.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drinks others are involved -- the wife who ...  BB To Wives, p.104  
But for every man who drinks others are involved -- the wife who trembles in fear of the next debauch; the mother and father who see their son wasting away.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... drinks so much that his job suffers, ...  BB To Employers, p.148  
If a man drinks so much that his job suffers, we fire him.


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... drinks that night, and one bottle of ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.179-180  
He came and got me home and to bed, gave me a few drinks that night, and one bottle of beer the next morning.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drinks that they spoiled the occasion.  BB To Wives, p.105  
When we were invited out, our husbands sneaked so many drinks that they spoiled the occasion.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... drinks too much.  BB To Wives, p.112  
You think he ought to know the subject better, as everyone should have a clear understanding of the risk he takes if he drinks too much.


18.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... drinks which they see others taking with ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxviii-xxix  
They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks -- drinks which they see others taking with impunity.


19.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... drinks would alleviate my gastric distress, at ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
I soon discovered that a couple of drinks would alleviate my gastric distress, at least for a few hours at a time, so it was not at all difficult for me to return to my former excessive indulgence.


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