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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... instead?  BB How It Works, p.69
Where were we at fault, what should we have done instead?


2.
  ... instead!  BB Working With Others, p.102
But if you are shaky, you had better work with another alcoholic instead!


3.
  ... instead as "a member of Alcoholics Anonymous."  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii
When writing or speaking publicly about alcoholism, we urge each of our Fellowship to omit his personal name, designating himself instead as "a member of Alcoholics Anonymous."


4.
  ... instead of adjusting to the fact, and ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67
Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it?


5.
  ... instead of attempting to bring it into ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40
We had tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting to bring it into agreement with God's intention for us.


6.
  ... instead of casually, there was little serious ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37
We now see that when we began to drink deliberately, instead of casually, there was little serious or effective thought during the period of premeditation of what the terrific consequences might be.


7.
  Instead of developing new channels of activity ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131
Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency.


8.
  ... instead of how much you can take ...  BB To Wives, p.120
You, as well as your husband, ought to think of what you can put into life instead of how much you can take out.


9.
  ... instead of like a bad boy.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119
At this point he firmly but lovingly commences to behave like a partner instead of like a bad boy.


10.
  ... instead of my wife.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41
I have a shadowy recollection of being in an airplane bound for New York, and of finding a friendly taxicab driver at the landing field instead of my wife.


11.
  Instead of regarding ourselves as intelligent agents, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.49
Instead of regarding ourselves as intelligent agents, spearheads of God's ever advancing Creation, we agnostics and atheists chose to believe that our human intelligence was the last word, the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end of all.


12.
  Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


13.
  ... instead of "Thy will be done."  12&12 Step Two, p.32
We had always said, "Grant me my wishes" instead of "Thy will be done."


14.
  Instead of treating the family as he ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129
Instead of treating the family as he should, he may retreat further into himself and feel he has spiritual justification for so doing.


15.
  Instead, the problem has been removed.  BB Into Action, p.85
Instead, the problem has been removed.


16.
  Instead, the Washingtonians permitted politicians and reformers, ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178
Instead, the Washingtonians permitted politicians and reformers, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, to use the society for their own purposes.


17.
  ... instead, to put yourself in his place.  BB To Wives, p.111
Attempt instead, to put yourself in his place.


18.
  ... instead we had been telling Him what ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31
At no time had we asked what God's will was for us; instead we had been telling Him what it ought to be.


19.
  Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, ...  BB How It Works, p.68
Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do.


20.
  Instead, we looked at the human defects ...  BB We Agnostics, p.50
Instead, we looked at the human defects of these people, and sometimes used their shortcomings as a basis of wholesale condemnation.


21.
  ... instead would fill up on large doses ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176
Most of the time, therefore, I did not take the morning drink which I craved so badly, but instead would fill up on large doses of sedatives to quiet the jitters, which distressed me terribly.


22.
  Instead, you will capitalize them.  BB To Wives, p.117
Instead, you will capitalize them.


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