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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... emotional and mental disorders, but many of ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional, and physical.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Nearly every sound human being experiences, at some time in life, a compelling desire to find a mate of the opposite sex with whom the fullest possible union can be made -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.


3.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... emotional appeal seldom suffices.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
Frothy emotional appeal seldom suffices.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... emotional balance.   12&12 Step Eleven, pp.101-102  
One of its first fruits is emotional balance.


5.
View STEP TEN essay   ... emotional balance, and live to good purpose ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
Then comes the acid test: can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions?


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... emotional binges than A.A.'s safe at home ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
They had even fewer alcoholic lapses or emotional binges than A.A.'s safe at home did.


7.
View STEP TEN essay   ... emotional booby traps baited with pride and ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
These are emotional booby traps baited with pride and vengefulness.


8.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... emotional complications -- even your crimes -- we still ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
No matter who you are, no matter how low you've gone, no matter how grave your emotional complications -- even your crimes -- we still can't deny you A.A.


9.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... emotional conflicts persist below the level of ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Very deep, sometimes quite forgotten, damaging emotional conflicts persist below the level of consciousness.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... emotional deformities are, we can move toward ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
By discovering what our emotional deformities are, we can move toward their correction.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... emotional dependence upon a parent.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
No adult man or woman, for example, should be in too much emotional dependence upon a parent.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... emotional displacements and rearrangements.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
They appear to be in the nature of huge emotional displacements and rearrangements.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... emotional disturbance happens to be great, we ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
If at these points our emotional disturbance happens to be great, we will more surely keep our balance, provided we remember, and repeat to ourselves, a particular prayer or phrase that has appealed to us in our reading or meditation.


14.
View STEP THREE essay   ... emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.40-41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


15.
View STEP TEN essay   ... emotional "dry benders" often led straight to ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
These emotional "dry benders" often led straight to the bottle.


16.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... emotional gusts than those A.A.'s bold enough ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
No individuals have been more buffeted by such emotional gusts than those A.A.'s bold enough to accept employment with outside agencies dealing with the alcohol problem.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional handicap in either will be likely ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
They need to be as sure as possible that no deep-lying emotional handicap in either will be likely to rise up under later pressures to cripple them.


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... emotional hangover, the direct result of yesterday's ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
That is the emotional hangover, the direct result of yesterday's and sometimes today's excesses of negative emotion -- anger, fear, jealousy, and the like.


19.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... emotional harm we have done ourselves has.   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has.


20.
View STEP THREE essay   ... emotional independence is in question, how differently ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
But the moment our mental or emotional independence is in question, how differently we behave.


21.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... emotional insecurity are worry, anger, self-pity, and ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
The most common symptoms of emotional insecurity are worry, anger, self-pity, and depression.


22.
View STEP TEN essay   ... emotional jag indefinitely.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Anger, that occasional luxury of more balanced people, could keep us on an emotional jag indefinitely.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional levels is a fact and not ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The prospective partners need to be solid A.A.'s and long enough acquainted to know that their compatibility at spiritual, mental, and emotional levels is a fact and not wishful thinking.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... emotional natures, we were a prey to ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -- was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight?


25.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... emotional, or spiritual damage to people.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
To define the word "harm" in a practical way, we might call it the result of instincts in collision, which cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.


26.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... emotional pain," and we pray for these ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We say to ourselves, "This one ought to be cured of his fatal malady," or "That one ought to be relieved of his emotional pain," and we pray for these specific things.


27.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... emotional problem can be seen as a ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Nearly every serious emotional problem can be seen as a case of misdirected instinct.


28.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... emotional rearrangement within you.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
In fact, I have been trying to produce some such emotional rearrangement within you.


29.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... emotional security.   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Also of importance for most alcoholics are the questions they must ask about their behavior respecting financial and emotional security.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional security and financial security -- commence to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
After we come into A.A., if we go on growing, our attitudes and actions toward security -- emotional security and financial security -- commence to change profoundly.


31.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... emotional security, and for an important place ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Our desires for sex, for material and emotional security, and for an important place in society often tyrannize us.


32.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... emotional security, and for companionship -- are perfectly ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
So these desires -- for the sex relation, for material and emotional security, and for companionship -- are perfectly necessary and right, and surely God-given.


33.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... emotional security and peace of mind.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If we lie or cheat, we deprive others not only of their worldly goods, but of their emotional security and peace of mind.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional security and wealth, for personal prestige ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our desires for emotional security and wealth, for personal prestige and power, for romance, and for family satisfactions -- all these have to be tempered and redirected.


35.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... emotional security as well as his standing ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
In such a case, this imperious urge can destroy his chances for material and emotional security as well as his standing in the community.


36.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional security by being dominating or dependent ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We were still trying to find emotional security by being dominating or dependent upon others.


37.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional security, for our own way, had ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Our demand for emotional security, for our own way, had constantly thrown us into unworkable relations with other people.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional sobriety.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety.


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional stability to be God Himself.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself.


40.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... emotional sterility and of having lost the ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
If we do not do so, we shall stand convicted of emotional sterility and of having lost the faith that moves mountains, without which medicine can do little.


41.
View STEP TEN essay   ... emotional turmoil before serenity.   12&12 Step Ten, pp.93-94  
How heartily we A.A.'s can agree with him, for we know that the pains of drinking had to come before sobriety, and emotional turmoil before serenity.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... emotional twists that have so often stemmed ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Our main problem is not how we are to stay married; it is how to be more happily married by eliminating the severe emotional twists that have so often stemmed from alcoholism.


43.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... emotional upset.   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Unless the reason is understood, there may be an emotional upset.


44.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... emotional wounds, some old, some perhaps forgotten, ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
This reopening of emotional wounds, some old, some perhaps forgotten, and some still painfully festering, will at first look like a purposeless and pointless piece of surgery.


45.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... emotional wringer.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
We won't be biased or scared off by that fact, because although he was not an alcoholic he did, like us, go through the emotional wringer.


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