55 musts from the big book

55 musts from the big book and pages where they are found, helpful piece of sobriety research.

1.Must abide 144
2.Must act 113
3.Must admit xxvii
4.Must apologize 115
5.Must be accompanied by action 93
6.Must be careful 86
7.Must be convinced 135
8.Must be done 99
9.Must be entirely honest 73
10.Must be hard on ourselves 74
11.Must be honest 146
12.Must be no reservations 14, 33
13.Must be on a better basis 99
14.Must be on guard 115
15.Must be rid of selfishness 62
16.Must be willing 69
17.Must believe xxiv
18.Must carry the vision 85
19.Must carry 117
20.Must change 143
21.Must come from a Higher Power 43
22.Must come from within 95
23.Must confess 74
24.Must decide for himself 95
25.Must decide these things 90
26.Must decide 144
27.Must feel xxvii
28.Must find a way out 153
29.Must find spiritual basis of life 44
30.Must get along 152
31.Must go further 85
32.Must go with us 85
33.Must have depth xxvi
34.Must help others 159
35.Must help xxvii
36.Must keep sober 82
37.Must keep spiritually active l56
38.Must lose fear 78
39.Must make amends 69
40.Must not expect 118
41.Must not miss 89
42.Must not postpone 75
43.Must not shrink at anything 79
44.Must not shrink 80
45.Must or it kills us 62
46.Must present to others xxiii
47.Must realize 127
48.Must rely on God 164
49.Must remember 83
50.Must see danger 127
51.Must start anew 114
52.Must stop drinking xxvii
53.Must take the lead 83
54.Must try to repair damage 99
55.Must walk in the path of spiritual progress 100

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  1. Yup, someone suggests the program of Alcoholics Anonymous to us and some of us give it a try. That’s the suggested part for the most part.

    Then some of us buy in to the action program and discover that there is in fact lots of stuff that we MUST do to fit ourselves for the spiritual experience which is the real solution to our problem which turns out to be us and not alcohol.

    Having a sponsor and a home group gently but firmly push me in this direction has made all the difference.

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