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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 THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... enough.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Although he gives all that is in him, it often is not enough.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... enough.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans when we want Him enough.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... enough.  BB How It Works, p.68  
Self-reliance was good as far as it went, but it didn't go far enough.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... enough.  BB Into Action, p.82  
We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... enough.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
A kindly act once in a while isn't enough.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... enough.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I used to put eight or twelve ounce bottles of alcohol in a fur lined glove and toss it onto the back airing porch when winter days got dark enough.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... enough.  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
Even this minimum of faith will be enough.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... enough.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We became convinced that such simple rules of fair play and decency would be enough.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... enough.  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
We eat, drink, and grab for more of everything than we need, fearing we shall never have enough.


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... enough.  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Hence it was most evident that a solitary self-appraisal, and the admission of our defects based upon that alone, wouldn't be nearly enough.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... enough."  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
It has been well said that "almost the only scoffers at prayer are those who never tried it enough."


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... enough.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.107-108  
Looking at Step Five, we decided that an inventory, taken alone, wouldn't be enough.


13.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... enough.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
Sure, Charlie's idea is good, but it isn't good enough.


14.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... enough.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
The Foundation was really hard up just then; the groups weren't sending in enough for the support of the office; we had been tossing in all the book income and even that hadn't been enough.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... enough about your drinking habits, symptoms, and ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
Tell him enough about your drinking habits, symptoms, and experiences to encourage him to speak of himself.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... enough acquainted to know that their compatibility ...  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.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... enough and long enough to drink like ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people!


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... enough desire to stop while there is ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
But the difficulty is that few alcoholics have enough desire to stop while there is yet time.


19.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... enough, Ed proceeded to stay sober.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Distressingly enough, Ed proceeded to stay sober.


20.
View STEP THREE essay   ... enough for any alcoholic.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
One good look in the mirror ought to be answer enough for any alcoholic.


21.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... enough for the support of the office; ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
The Foundation was really hard up just then; the groups weren't sending in enough for the support of the office; we had been tossing in all the book income and even that hadn't been enough.


22.
View STEP TWO essay   ... enough for us.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
The here and now was good enough for us.


23.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... enough gin concealed about the house to ...  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.


24.
View STEP TWO essay   ... enough grace to restore us to sanity.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Therefore we remained self-deceived, and so incapable of receiving enough grace to restore us to sanity.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... enough, he is often difficult to deal ...  BB To Wives, p.110  
Oddly enough, he is often difficult to deal with.


26.
View STEP TWO essay   ... enough, he thinks, to admit alcohol has ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
It's bad enough, he thinks, to admit alcohol has him down for keeps.


27.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... enough in admitting these things to ourselves.  BB Into Action, p.72  
We think we have done well enough in admitting these things to ourselves.


28.
View STEP THREE essay   ... enough, it is a bone-crushing juggernaut whose ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Plainly enough, it is a bone-crushing juggernaut whose final achievement is ruin.


29.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... enough never to go to the hospital ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
During the subsequent fifteen years I had sense enough never to go to the hospital if I had been drinking, and very seldom did I receive patients.


30.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... enough of humility, fearlessness and honesty, in ...  BB Into Action, p.73  
But they had not learned enough of humility, fearlessness and honesty, in the sense we find it necessary, until they told someone else all their life story.


31.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... enough of it, or that it isn't ...  BB How It Works, p.69  
They think we do not have enough of it, or that it isn't the right kind.


32.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... enough of what we thought we wanted.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Never was there enough of what we thought we wanted.


33.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... enough, people who had money thought otherwise.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
But oddly enough, people who had money thought otherwise.


34.
View STEP THREE essay   ... enough, self-righteously imposes its will upon the ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Every such pressure group, if it is strong enough, self-righteously imposes its will upon the rest.


35.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... enough to accept employment with outside agencies ...  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.


36.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... enough to accept with eagerness what you ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
You are sure to find someone desperate enough to accept with eagerness what you offer.


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... enough to be so situated that they ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
A few are fortunate enough to be so situated that they can give nearly all their time to the work.


38.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... enough to beat the game alone, that ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
If you still think you are strong enough to beat the game alone, that is your affair.


39.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... enough to continue.  BB To Wives, p.113  
Then perhaps he will be interested enough to continue.


40.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... enough to drink like other people!  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people!


41.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... enough to earn money, I would run ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.175-176  
Not being a man of means, I knew that if I did not stay sober enough to earn money, I would run out of liquor.


42.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... enough to enlarge upon his views in ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
The physician who, at our request, gave us this letter, has been kind enough to enlarge upon his views in another statement which follows.


43.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... enough to gradually impair him physically and ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
He may have the habit badly enough to gradually impair him physically and mentally.


44.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... enough to have a home.  BB Working With Others, p.98  
That is, if he is lucky enough to have a home.


45.
View STEP SIX essay   ... enough to murder, lustful enough to rape, ...  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
No one wants to be angry enough to murder, lustful enough to rape, gluttonous enough to ruin his health.


46.
View STEP SIX essay   ... enough to rape, gluttonous enough to ruin ...  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
No one wants to be angry enough to murder, lustful enough to rape, gluttonous enough to ruin his health.


47.
View STEP SIX essay   ... enough to ruin his health.  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
No one wants to be angry enough to murder, lustful enough to rape, gluttonous enough to ruin his health.


48.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... enough to try.  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.


49.
View STEP THREE essay   ... enough under its weight to be willing ...  12&12 Step Three, pp.37-38  
Each of us has had his own near-fatal encounter with the juggernaut of self-will, and has suffered enough under its weight to be willing to look for something better.


50.
View STEP TEN essay   ... enough, we A.A.'s find we need something ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Although these attitudes are common enough, we A.A.'s find we need something much better in order to keep our balance.


51.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... enough, we find such convictions no great ...  BB There Is A Solution, pp.28-29  
Surprisingly enough, we find such convictions no great obstacle to a spiritual experience.


52.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... enough when in confidence we had admitted ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
It had been embarrassing enough when in confidence we had admitted these things to God, to ourselves, and to another human being.


53.
View STEP SIX essay   ... enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


54.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.


55.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... enough, wives, parents and intimate friends usually ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
Strangely enough, wives, parents and intimate friends usually find us even more unapproachable than do the psychiatrist and the doctor.


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