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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... situation.  BB How It Works, p.69  
God alone can judge our sex situation.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... situation.  BB Into Action, p.82  
No outsider can appraise such an intimate situation.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... situation.  BB To Employers, p.146  
Being on a radically different basis of life, he will never take advantage of the situation.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... situation.  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
The doctor proved to be able and exceedingly anxious to adopt any workable method of handling the situation.


5.
View STEP ONE essay   ... situation.  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Under the lash of alcoholism, we are driven to A.A., and there we discover the fatal nature of our situation.


6.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... situation, and there can be no doubt ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
The benefit of talking to another person is that we can get his direct comment and counsel on our situation, and there can be no doubt in our minds what that advice is.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... situation, and there were periods of sobriety ...  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Nevertheless, I still thought I could control the situation, and there were periods of sobriety which renewed my wife's hope.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... situation are your own willingness to confide ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
The real tests of the situation are your own willingness to confide and your full confidence in the one with whom you share your first accurate self-survey.


9.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... situation as being exactly the way it ...  BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... situation as best we could; and the ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.


11.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... situation, by all means do so, for ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
If this is the situation, by all means do so, for you ought to make a beginning as soon as you can.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... situation fairly, can I see where I ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Appraising each situation fairly, can I see where I have been at fault?


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... situation, for sanity, and for the strength ...  BB How It Works, p.70  
To sum up about sex: We earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... situation had not been entirely our fault, ...  BB How It Works, p.67  
Though a situation had not been entirely our fault, we tried to disregard the other person involved entirely.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... situation has already arrived in practically every ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
This tragic situation has already arrived in practically every case long before it is suspected.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... situation has long since been adjusted.  BB Into Action, p.79  
Of course she did not, and the whole situation has long since been adjusted.


17.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... situation, he went on a roaring bender.  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Some time later, and just as he thought he was getting control of his liquor situation, he went on a roaring bender.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... situation: home in jeopardy, wife ill, children ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
It was the usual situation: home in jeopardy, wife ill, children distracted, bills in arrears and standing damaged.


19.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... situation hopeless, had hidden in a deserted ...  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.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... situation, in which we are highly elated ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Or we may encounter the reverse situation, in which we are highly elated because we seem to have been successful.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... situation is aggravated.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
And if she had a strong maternal instinct to begin with, the situation is aggravated.


22.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... situation is to deny some other alcoholic ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.


23.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... situation is too difficult and no unhappiness ...  BB To Wives, p.104  
We want to leave you with the feeling that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness too great to be overcome.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... situation like this.  BB To Wives, p.110  
You can be quite hopeful of a situation like this.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... situation on your hands.  BB To Wives, p.114  
You may have the reverse situation on your hands.


26.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable ...  BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


27.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... situation then.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
But I can tell you there was nothing funny about the situation then.


28.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... situation was.  BB To Employers, p.141  
I know, in my own particular case, that nothing my company could have done would have stopped me for, so long as I was able to hold my position, I could not possibly realize how serious my situation was.


29.
View STEP NINE essay   ... situation we shall never be able to ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


30.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... situation, we usually have to do something ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
Whatever the situation, we usually have to do something about it.


31.
View STEP NINE essay   ... situation where to make a full revelation ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
That will arise in the occasional situation where to make a full revelation would seriously harm the one to whom we are making amends.


32.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... situation which might be helped by better ...  BB To Employers, p.137  
We think the business fabric is shot through with a situation which might be helped by better understanding all around.


33.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... situation without reserve.  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
Highly competent psychiatrists who have dealt with us have found it sometimes impossible to persuade an alcoholic to discuss his situation without reserve.


34.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... situation, you can undoubtedly make helpful suggestions.  BB To Employers, p.145  
If he speaks of his home situation, you can undoubtedly make helpful suggestions.


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