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CHAPTER 6 INTO ACTION...
Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path.(**)
CHAPTER 7 WORKING WITH OTHERS...
Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion:Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when other fail. Remember they are very ill.(**)
CHAPTER 8 TO WIVES...
With few exceptions, our book thus far has spoken of men. But what we have said applies quite as much to women. Our activities in behalf of women who drink are on the increase. There is every evidence that women regain their health as readily as men if they try our suggestions.(**)
CHAPTER 9 THE FAMILY AFTERWARD...
Our women folk have suggested certain attitudes a wife may take with the husband who is recovering. Perhaps they created the impression that he is to be wrapped in cotton wool and placed on a pedestal. Successful readjustment means the opposite. All members of the family should meet upon the common ground of tolerance, understanding and love. This involves a process of deflation.(**)
CHAPTER 10 TO EMPLOYERS...
Among many employers nowadays, we think of one member who has spent much of his life in the world of big business. He has hired and fired hundreds of men. He knows the alcoholic as the employer sees him. His present views ought to prove exceptionally useful to business men everywhere.(**)
CHAPTER 11 A VISION FOR YOU...
For most normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colorful imagination. It means release from care, boredom and worry. It is joyous intimacy with friends and a feeling that life is good. But not so with us in those last days of heavy drinking. The old pleasures were gone. They were but memories. Never could we recapture the great moments of the past. There was an insistent yearning to enjoy life as we once did and a heartbreaking obsession that some new miracle of control would enable us to do it. There was always one more attempt -- and one more failure.(**)
A.A. CO-FOUNDER DR. BOB'S STORY...
A co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. The birth of our Society dates from his first day of permanent sobriety, June 10, 1935. To 1950, the year of his death, he carried the A.A.message to more than 5,000 alcoholic men and women, and to all these he gave his medical serviceswithout thought of Charge. In this prodigy of service, he was well assisted bySister Ignatia at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, one of the greatest friends our Fellowship will ever know.(**)
Appendices-A Spiritual Experience...
The terms Spiritual Experience and Spiritual Awakening are used many times in this book
which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery
from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.(**)
AAppendices-Contempt Prior to Investigation...
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments.(**)
This work in progress...is dedicated to all the individuals who helped me
get here so I could share this...work in progress...with you...
My Name is Charles and My Sobriety Date Is June 9, 1985 and Counting...

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