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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   ... health.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
Convincing testimony must surely come from medical men who have had experience with the sufferings of our members and have witnessed our return to health.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... health.   BB To Wives, p.112  
Say you do not want to be a wet blanket; that you only want him to take care of his health.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... health.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
We, who have recovered from serious drinking, are miracles of mental health.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... health.   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
In the chapter "Working With Others" you gathered an idea of how we approach and aid others to health.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... 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.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... health: A body badly burned by alcohol ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Now about health: A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling.


7.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... health, and happiness.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
About the time of the beer experiment I was thrown in with a crowd of people who attracted me because of their seeming poise, health, and happiness.


8.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... health and self-respect to hundreds of men ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
This self-insurance has resulted in the restoration of physical, mental and spiritual health and self-respect to hundreds of men and women who would be hopelessly down and out without its unique but effective therapy."


9.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... health, and those who seldom play, do ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
Everybody knows that those in bad health, and those who seldom play, do not laugh much.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... health as readily as men if they ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
There is every evidence that women regain their health as readily as men if they try our suggestions.


12.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... health, falling in love, change of environment, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


14.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment ...   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.


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... health fell off like a ski-jump.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
The curve of my declining moral and bodily health fell off like a ski-jump.


16.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... health is good and I have regained ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
My health is good and I have regained my self-respect and the respect of my colleagues.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... health measures.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
But this does not mean that we disregard human health measures.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... health of the community.   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.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... health problems to such persons.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Do not hesitate to take your health problems to such persons.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... health resorts, sanitariums, hospitals, and jails.   BB To Wives, p.107  
Most of us have entered the final stage with its commitment to health resorts, sanitariums, hospitals, and jails.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... health restorative.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
We are convinced that a spiritual mode of living is a most powerful health restorative.


22.
View STEP ONE essay   ... health, their families, their jobs, and even ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
Alcoholics who still had their health, their families, their jobs, and even two cars in the garage, began to recognize their alcoholism.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... health -- these things are now ruined or ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
But the head of the house has spent years in pulling down the structures of business, romance, friendship, health -- these things are now ruined or damaged.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... health was at the breaking point, and ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
I was self conscious and ill at ease most of the time, my health was at the breaking point, and I was thoroughly miserable.


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