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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   ... hopeless.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
In late 1934 I attended a patient who, though he had been a competent businessman of good earning capacity, was an alcoholic of a type I had come to regard as hopeless.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hopeless.  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I had to be, for I was hopeless.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hopeless alcoholics who might be glad to ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
While I lay in the hospital the thought came that there were thousands of hopeless alcoholics who might be glad to have what had been so freely given me.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hopeless, apart from divine help.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
As to two of you men, whose stories I have heard, there is no doubt in my mind that you were 100% hopeless, apart from divine help.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hopeless as Bill.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... hopeless, but that is not so.  BB To Wives, p.113  
You would suppose that men in the fourth classification would be quite hopeless, but that is not so.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hopeless condition.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They piled on me heaps of evidence to the effect that an alcoholic mentality, such as I had exhibited in Washington, was a hopeless condition.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hopeless condition of mind and body.  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Doubtless you are curious to discover how and why, in the face of expert opinion to the contrary, we have recovered from a hopeless condition of mind and body.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... hopeless feature of the malady.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
If you are satisfied that he is a real alcoholic, begin to dwell on the hopeless feature of the malady.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... hopeless, had hidden in a deserted barn ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
The patient had made his own diagnosis, and deciding his situation hopeless, had hidden in a deserted barn determined to die.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hopeless; he could never regain his position ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
In the doctor's judgment he was utterly hopeless; he could never regain his position in society and he would have to place himself under lock and key or hire a bodyguard if he expected to live long.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... hopeless he feels, the better.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
The more hopeless he feels, the better.


13.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... hopeless state of mind and body.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.


14.
View STEP ONE essay   ... hopeless they actually were.  12&12 Step One, p.22  
Even these "last-gaspers" often had difficulty in realizing how hopeless they actually were.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... hopeless variety.  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
To one who feels he is an atheist or agnostic such an experience seems impossible, but to continue as he is means disaster, especially if he is an alcoholic of the hopeless variety.


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