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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... recover.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
So he returned to this doctor, whom he admired, and asked him point-blank why he could not recover.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recover.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Perhaps you are not acquainted with any drinkers who want to recover.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recover.   BB Working With Others, p.97  
Should they accept and practice spiritual principles, there is a much better chance that the head of the family will recover.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... recover.   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... recover?   BB To Employers, p.143  
Can you have every confidence in his ability to recover?


6.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... recover.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover.


7.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... recover.   12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover.


8.
View FOREWORD   ... recover and by which their Society functions.   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
It presents an explicit view of the principles by which A.A. members recover and by which their Society functions.


9.
View INTRODUCTION   ... recover, and how our society functions.   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Bill W., who along with Dr. Bob S. founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, wrote the book to share 18 years of collective experience within the Fellowship on how A.A. members recover, and how our society functions.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... recover, and is a power in the ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He has helped other men recover, and is a power in the church from which he was long absent.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... recover and that he will go to ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
After satisfying yourself that your man wants to recover and that he will go to any extreme to do so, you may suggest a definite course of action.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... recover are people who cannot or will ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... recover, but I wouldn't.   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
The market would recover, but I wouldn't.


14.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recover by himself.   BB Working With Others, p.92  
But insist that if he is severely afflicted, there may be little chance he can recover by himself.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recover by himself.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
If you leave such a person alone, he may soon become convinced that he cannot recover by himself.


16.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... recover fortune and reputation and feels he ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He is striving to recover fortune and reputation and feels he is doing very well.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... recover from a bad case of jitters.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
We first saw Fred about a year ago in a hospital where he had gone to recover from a bad case of jitters.


18.
View PREAMBLE   ... recover from alcoholism.   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.


19.
View FOREWORD   ... recover had been made.   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
Proof that alcoholics could recover had been made.


20.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... recover, he will tell you about it ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
If he is, and is still trying to recover, he will tell you about it even if it means the loss of his job.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... recover -- if he can and will.   BB A Vision For You, pp.163-164  
When a few men in this city have found themselves, and have discovered the joy of helping others to face life again, there will be no stopping until everyone in that town has had his opportunity to recover -- if he can and will.


22.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... recover if they had the opportunity we ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Many could recover if they had the opportunity we have enjoyed.


23.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... recover if they have the capacity to ...   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.


24.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... recover on a spiritual basis.   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Understanding our work, he can do this with an eye to selecting those who are willing and able to recover on a spiritual basis.


25.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and ...   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.


26.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... recover, provided he does not close his ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Most emphatically we wish to say that any alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts.


27.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... recover they must acquire an immediate and ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Though it was not our intention to create such an impression, many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order to recover they must acquire an immediate and overwhelming "God-consciousness" followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook.


28.
View FOREWORD   ... recover, three successful groups emerged -- the first ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
After three years of trial and error in selecting the most workable tenets upon which the Society could be based, and after a large amount of failure in getting alcoholics to recover, three successful groups emerged -- the first at Akron, the second at New York, and the third at Cleveland.


29.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recover, to see them help others, to ...   BB Working With Others, p.89  
To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss.


30.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recover unless he has his family back.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
Let no alcoholic say he cannot recover unless he has his family back.


31.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... recover unless there is a group.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
The moment this Twelfth Step work forms a group, another discovery is made -- that most individuals cannot recover unless there is a group.


32.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... recover, where that state of mind existed ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
I have never seen one single case recover, where that state of mind existed to the extent that it does in you."


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