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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 TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... state alcohol commission wanted a paid researcher.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A state alcohol commission wanted a paid researcher.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... state drunk farm wanted a manager who ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A state drunk farm wanted a manager who could really handle inebriates.


3.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... state, Ed had holed up in a ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
In a neighboring state, Ed had holed up in a cheap hotel.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... state is known as "two-stepping."   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
In A.A. slang, that blissful state is known as "two-stepping."


5.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... state legislatures, and commissions advertised the fact ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Drunk farms, educational ventures, state legislatures, and commissions advertised the fact that A.A. members served them.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... State liquor agency where perhaps one might ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
No beer or liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except at the State liquor agency where perhaps one might procure a pint if he could convince the agent that he really needed it.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... state of absolute helplessness, you now declare ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Having reduced us to a state of absolute helplessness, you now declare that none but a Higher Power can remove our obsession.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... state of affairs.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
To new A.A.'s, this often seems like a very dubious and improbable state of affairs.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... state of affairs, am I willing to ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
If I am unable to change the present state of affairs, am I willing to take the measures necessary to shape my life to conditions as they are?


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... state of consciousness and being.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being.


11.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... state of continual disturbance and frustration.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... state of mental goose-flesh that used to ...   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
What a state of mental goose-flesh that used to bring on!


13.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... 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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... state of mind existed to the extent ...   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."


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... state of mind which became more and ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
My whole life seemed to be centered around doing what I wanted to do, without regard for the rights, wishes, or privileges of anyone else; a state of mind which became more and more predominant as the years passed.


16.
View STEP TWO essay   ... state of mind which can be described ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
He is in a state of mind which can be described only as savage.


17.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... State of New York where a paper ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Following are excerpts from the comments of doctors present at the annual meeting(*) of the Medical Society of the State of New York where a paper on A.A. was read:


18.
View STEP TWO essay   ... state of our souls here or hereafter?   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Why should we be bothered with theological abstractions and religious duties, or with the state of our souls here or hereafter?


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... state of reasonableness.   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
It finally beat us into a state of reasonableness.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... state of the nation; the minister who ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
He is like the retired business man who lolls in the Florida sunshine in the winter complaining of the sad state of the nation; the minister who sighs over the sins of the twentieth century; politicians and reformers who are sure all would be Utopia if the rest of the world would only behave; the outlaw safe cracker who thinks society has wronged him; and the alcoholic who has lost all and is locked up.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... state of the nations, nor do we ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
We try not to indulge in cynicism over the state of the nations, nor do we carry the world's troubles on our shoulders.


22.
View STEP SIX essay   ... state perfect ideals.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
The remaining eleven Steps state perfect ideals.


23.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... state preceding the first drink.   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
There was much talk about the mental state preceding the first drink.


24.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   State that you know about his drinking, ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
State that you know about his drinking, and that it must stop.


25.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... state, the wrong-doing of others, fancied or ...   BB How It Works, p.66  
In that state, the wrong-doing of others, fancied or real, had power to actually kill.


26.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... state where the most powerful desire to ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail.


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