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1.
... problem.   BB There Is A Solution, p.17   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
They have solved the drink problem.


2.
... problem.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
This should suggest a useful program for anyone concerned with a drinking problem.


3.
... problem.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
So we shall describe some of the mental states that precede a relapse into drinking, for obviously this is the crux of the problem.


4.
... problem.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
Fred would not believe himself an alcoholic, much less accept a spiritual remedy for his problem.


5.
... problem.   BB We Agnostics, p.45   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.


6.
... problem.   BB How It Works, p.69   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
In other words, we treat sex as we would any other problem.


7.
... problem.   BB Into Action, p.74   View INTO ACTION chapter
We often find such a person quick to see and understand our problem.


8.
... problem.   BB Working With Others, p.101   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Ask any woman who has sent her husband to distant places on the theory he would escape the alcohol problem.


9.
... problem.   BB To Wives, p.111   View TO WIVES chapter
This may lay the groundwork for a friendly talk about his alcoholic problem.


10.
... problem.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
This painful past may be of infinite value to other families still struggling with their problem.


11.
... problem.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
We think it dangerous if he rushes headlong at his economic problem.


12.
... problem.   BB To Employers, p.139   View TO EMPLOYERS chapter
To you, liquor is no real problem.


13.
... problem.   BB To Employers, p.144   View TO EMPLOYERS chapter
To return to the subject matter of this book: It contains full suggestions by which the employee may solve his problem.


14.
... problem."   BB To Employers, p.149   View TO EMPLOYERS chapter
I don't see how you can be of any help to us for, as you see, we don't have any alcoholic problem."


15.
... problem.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178   View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story
My wife became deeply interested, and it was her interest that sustained mine, though I at no time sensed that it might be an answer to my liquor problem.


16.
... problem.   12&12 Step Two, p.27   View STEP TWO essay
Here's a very large group of people who have solved their alcohol problem.


17.
... problem.   12&12 Step Three, p.37   View STEP THREE essay
Oh yes, we'll weigh the pros and cons of every problem.


18.
... problem.   12&12 Step Three, p.39   View STEP THREE essay
He made a beginning, we have seen, when he commenced to rely upon A.A. for the solution of his alcohol problem.


19.
... problem.   12&12 Step Four, p.46   View STEP FOUR essay
The sponsors of those who feel they need no inventory are confronted with quite another problem.


20.
... problem.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152   View TRADITION FIVE essay
He shouts that if his partner would treat him better, and his wife would leave him alone, he'd soon solve his alcohol problem.


21.
... problem.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156   View TRADITION SIX essay
It stood to reason that if alcoholism could be licked, so could any problem.


22.
... problem.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157   View TRADITION SIX essay
He'd certainly know the problem.


23.
... problem.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169   View TRADITION EIGHT essay
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.


24.
... problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571   View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award
"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."


25.
... problem, along with everything else, in God's ...   BB To Wives, p.120   View TO WIVES chapter
If a repetition is to be prevented, place the problem, along with everything else, in God's hands.

26.
... problem and help others to recover from ...   Grapevine Preamble
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


27.
... problem and will no longer be misled ...   BB To Employers, p.148   View TO EMPLOYERS chapter
But at least he will understand the problem and will no longer be misled by ordinary promises.


28.
... problem and you and your husband are ...   BB To Wives, p.119   View TO WIVES chapter
After all, your family is reunited, alcohol is no longer a problem and you and your husband are working together toward an undreamed-of future.


29.
... problem as a whole.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
Though the aggregate of recoveries resulting from psychiatric effort is considerable, we physicians must admit we have made little impression upon the problem as a whole.


30.
... problem as we see it.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
We have concluded to publish an anonymous volume setting forth the problem as we see it.


31.
... problem be attacked on the flank rather ...   BB Into Action, p.82   View INTO ACTION chapter
Good generalship may decide that the problem be attacked on the flank rather than risk a face-to-face combat.


32.
... problem, but we shall be of little ...   BB Working With Others, p.103   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Some day we hope that Alcoholics Anonymous will help the public to a better realization of the gravity of the alcoholic problem, but we shall be of little use if our attitude is one of bitterness or hostility.


33.
... problem by the method of substitution.   12&12 Step Two, p.27   View STEP TWO essay
Many a man like you has begun to solve the problem by the method of substitution.


34.
... problem can be seen as a case ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42   View STEP FOUR essay
Nearly every serious emotional problem can be seen as a case of misdirected instinct.


35.
... problem drinker who has found this solution, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
But the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours.


36.
... problem drinker will be lessened.   BB To Wives, p.115   View TO WIVES chapter
Then that terrible tension which grips the home of every problem drinker will be lessened.


37.
... problem drinkers.   12&12 Foreword, p.16   View FOREWORD
They think that the Twelve Steps can mean more than sobriety for problem drinkers.


38.
... problem drinkers.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122   View STEP TWELVE essay
When A.A. was quite young, a number of eminent psychologists and doctors made an exhaustive study of a good-sized group of so-called problem drinkers.


39.
... problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157   View TRADITION SIX essay
They wanted to say that liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard drinkers ought to slow down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.


40.
... problem drinkers as others seldom can.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150   View TRADITION FIVE essay
Just as firmly bound by obligation are the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who have demonstrated that they can help problem drinkers as others seldom can.


41.
... "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33   View STEP TWO essay
Some will be willing to term themselves "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that they are in fact mentally ill.


42.
... problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.20   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.


43.
... problem drinkers of us in the first ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73   View STEP SEVEN essay
Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again.


44.
... problem drinkers, we can say that his ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
But as ex-problem drinkers, we can say that his explanation makes good sense.


45.
... problem drinkers, we smile at such a ...   BB A Vision For You, p.151   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
As ex-problem drinkers, we smile at such a sally.


46.
... problem had been solved.   12&12 Step Five, p.57   View STEP FIVE essay
We thought the isolation problem had been solved.


47.
... problem had been solved, there was nothing ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.


48.
... problem had them hopelessly defeated.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
I had never been able to understand people who said that a problem had them hopelessly defeated.


49.
... problem has been removed.   BB Into Action, p.85   View INTO ACTION chapter
Instead, the problem has been removed.


50.
... problem has been solved, as well as ...   BB To Wives, p.104   View TO WIVES chapter
Among us are wives, relatives and friends whose problem has been solved, as well as some who have not yet found a happy solution.


51.
... problem has disappeared will often come strongly.   BB Into Action, p.75   View INTO ACTION chapter
The feeling that the drink problem has disappeared will often come strongly.


52.
... problem, if a doctor is honest with ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
Faced with this problem, if a doctor is honest with himself, he must sometimes feel his own inadequacy.


53.
... problem in all its ramifications.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi   View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION
In all probability, we shall never be able to touch more than a fair fraction of the alcohol problem in all its ramifications.


54.
... problem in detail, let's have a closer ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43   View STEP FOUR essay
Before tackling the inventory problem in detail, let's have a closer look at what the basic problem is.


55.
... problem in favor of those suggested by ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35   View STEP THREE essay
Already a willingness has been achieved to cast out one's own will and one's own ideas about the alcohol problem in favor of those suggested by A.A.


56.
... problem in industry, when some became nurses ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167   View TRADITION EIGHT essay
Even greater furors were provoked when A.A. members began to run rest homes and farms for alcoholics, when some hired out to corporations as personnel men in charge of the alcoholic problem in industry, when some became nurses on alcoholic wards, when others entered the field of alcohol education.


57.
... problem is.   BB To Employers, p.149   View TO EMPLOYERS chapter
We believe that managers of large enterprises often have little idea how prevalent this problem is.


58.
... problem is.   12&12 Step Four, p.43   View STEP FOUR essay
Before tackling the inventory problem in detail, let's have a closer look at what the basic problem is.


59.
... problem is not how we are to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117   View STEP TWELVE essay
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.


60.
... problem is solved, to feel that he ...   BB To Wives, p.118   View TO WIVES chapter
It is the most natural thing in the world, once his liquor problem is solved, to feel that he will now measure up to that cherished vision.


61.
... problem is to help them discover a ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46   View STEP FOUR essay
The problem is to help them discover a chink in the walls their ego has built, through which the light of reason can shine.


62.
... problem, it might pay to take another ...   BB To Employers, p.149   View TO EMPLOYERS chapter
Even if you feel your organization has no alcoholic problem, it might pay to take another look down the line.


63.
... problem left over from yesterday.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102   View STEP ELEVEN essay
Possibly today will see a continuation of a serious and as yet unresolved problem left over from yesterday.


64.
... problem now becomes just how and by ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34   View STEP THREE essay
Therefore our problem now becomes just how and by what specific means shall we be able to let Him in?


65.
... problem of drink you are, of course, ...   BB To Wives, p.117   View TO WIVES chapter
If you and your husband find a solution for the pressing problem of drink you are, of course, going to be very happy.


66.
... problem of mental control.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
I do not hold with those who believe that alcoholism is entirely a problem of mental control.


67.
... problem of several million actual and potential ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi   View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION
So far, upon the total problem of several million actual and potential alcoholics in the world, we have made only a scratch.


68.
... problem of the alcoholic centers in his ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body.


69.
... problem, or any other.   BB How It Works, p.68   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or any other.


70.
... problem or business deal which was to ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
I have had many men who had, for example, worked a period of months on some problem or business deal which was to be settled on a certain date, favorably to them.


71.
... problem or He has not.   BB To Wives, p.120   View TO WIVES chapter
God has either removed your husband's liquor problem or He has not.


72.
... problem people who have found a way ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125   View STEP TWELVE essay
We have been talking about problems because we are problem people who have found a way up and out, and who wish to share our knowledge of that way with all who can use it.


73.
... problem ranging from a lonely-heart Eskimo to ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169   View TRADITION EIGHT essay
Sacks of letters on every conceivable A.A. problem ranging from a lonely-heart Eskimo to the growing pains of thousands of groups must be answered by people who know.


74.
... problem that it may bring.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102   View STEP ELEVEN essay
Perhaps we think of our day's work and the chances it may afford us to be useful and helpful, or of some special problem that it may bring.


75.
... problem: the intellectually self-sufficient man or woman.   12&12 Step Two, p.29   View STEP TWO essay
Now we come to another kind of problem: the intellectually self-sufficient man or woman.


76.
... problem: There may be divorce, separation, or ...   BB Working With Others, p.98   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Now, the domestic problem: There may be divorce, separation, or just strained relations.


77.
... problem, to hear from the lips of ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


78.
... problem was so complex, and his depression ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called "moral psychology," and we doubted if even that would have any effect.


79.
... problem was taken away.   BB We Agnostics, p.56   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
His alcoholic problem was taken away.


80.
... problem we could possibly have.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76   View STEP SEVEN essay
If that degree of humility could enable us to find the grace by which such a deadly obsession could be banished, then there must be hope of the same result respecting any other problem we could possibly have.


81.
... problem, we hope that you may pause ...   BB Preface, p.xii   View PREFACE
If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading one of the forty-two personal stories and think: "Yes, that happened to me"; or, more important, "Yes, I've felt like that"; or, most important, "Yes, I believe this program can work for me too."


82.
... problem, what character defects contributed to my ...   12&12 Step Four, p.51   View STEP FOUR essay
Surveying his business or employment record, almost any alcoholic can ask questions like these: In addition to my drinking problem, what character defects contributed to my financial instability?


83.
... problem which money could buy was at ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
Every means of solving his problem which money could buy was at his disposal.


84.
... problem will be to discover the person ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60   View STEP FIVE essay
Our next problem will be to discover the person in whom we are to confide.


85.
... problem with which you struggle usually falls ...   BB To Wives, p.108   View TO WIVES chapter
The problem with which you struggle usually falls within one of four categories:


86.
... problem would hardly be scratched.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
If we keep on the way we are going there is little doubt that much good will result, but the surface of the problem would hardly be scratched.


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