Home Page

Search "164 and More"
 
The Book "164 and More"
 
About Recovery Press

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


Click a book cover icon    to view the Big Book or 12&12 chapter, or Grapevine text


1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol.


2.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
A long time has passed with no return to alcohol.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... alcohol.  BB Bill's Story, p.1  
I was very lonely and again turned to alcohol.


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... alcohol.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Yet he had no control whatever over alcohol.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcohol.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... alcohol.  BB How It Works, p.66  
We could not wish them away any more than alcohol.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcohol.  BB Into Action, p.76  
Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol.


8.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcohol.  BB Into Action, p.84  
And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone -- even alcohol.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcohol.  BB To Employers, p.143  
Whatever the method, its object is to thoroughly clear mind and body of the effects of alcohol.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... alcohol.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
He cannot picture life without alcohol.


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... alcohol.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
It then occurred to me that after one was all smelled up with beer nobody could tell what had been drunk, so I began to fortify my beer with straight alcohol.


12.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcohol.  12&12 Step Two, pp.31-32  
Now let's take the guy full of faith, but still reeking of alcohol.


13.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... alcohol.  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We believe that our one-time good characters will be revived the moment we quit alcohol.


14.
View STEP SIX essay   ... alcohol.  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
My own willpower just wouldn't work on alcohol.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcohol.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
The result was the same -- all of us had nearly perished in a sea of alcohol.


16.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... alcohol about the building, so that I ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
After three years of this, I wound up in the local hospital where they attempted to help me, but I would get my friends to smuggle me a quart, or I would steal the alcohol about the building, so that I got rapidly worse.


17.
View STEP ONE essay   ... alcohol -- an allergy, they called it.  12&12 Step One, p.22  
Relentlessly deepening our dilemma, our sponsors pointed out our increasing sensitivity to alcohol -- an allergy, they called it.


18.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... alcohol, and came to believe that a ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


19.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol, and that some of these refuse ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
By now, though, the chances are that he has become convinced that he has more problems than alcohol, and that some of these refuse to be solved by all the sheer personal determination and courage he can muster.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcohol, are on the wrong track.  BB Working With Others, p.98  
The men who cry for money and shelter before conquering alcohol, are on the wrong track.


21.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcohol at all.  BB Working With Others, pp.100-101  
People have said we must not go where liquor is served; we must not have it in our homes; we must shun friends who drink; we must avoid moving pictures which show drinking scenes; we must not go into bars; our friends must hide their bottles if we go to their houses; we mustn't think or be reminded about alcohol at all.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... alcohol at the back steps where I ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
My bootlegger had hidden alcohol at the back steps where I could get it at my convenience.


23.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcohol began to have its way with ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
But then alcohol began to have its way with us.


24.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   Alcohol being no respecter of persons, we ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Alcohol being no respecter of persons, we are an accurate cross section of America, and in distant lands, the same democratic evening-up process is now going on.


25.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol burned behind him.  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
His financial insecurity worries him sick, and panic takes over when he thinks of all the bridges to safety that alcohol burned behind him.


26.
View STEP SIX essay   ... alcohol, but He did give man instincts ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
He did not design man to destroy himself by alcohol, but He did give man instincts to help him to stay alive.


27.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol, but we also perceived that faith ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
We saw that we were powerless over alcohol, but we also perceived that faith of some kind, if only in A.A. itself, is possible to anyone.


28.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcohol by one who hates it.  BB Working With Others, p.103  
We would not even do the cause of temperate drinking any good, for not one drinker in a thousand likes to be told anything about alcohol by one who hates it.


29.
View STEP SIX essay   ... alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.


30.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... alcohol commission wanted a paid researcher.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A state alcohol commission wanted a paid researcher.


31.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... alcohol could do to a family.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A city wanted an experienced social worker who understood what alcohol could do to a family.


32.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... alcohol -- cunning, baffling, powerful!  BB How It Works, p.58  
Remember that we deal with alcohol -- cunning, baffling, powerful!


33.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcohol disagrees with you.  BB Working With Others, p.102  
At a proper time and place explain to all your friends why alcohol disagrees with you.


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... alcohol does not often recover overnight nor ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Now about health: A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling.


35.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol, each of them has decided to ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?


36.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... alcohol education.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Some of the great distilling companies proposed to go into the field of alcohol education.


37.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... alcohol education.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Even greater furors were provoked when A.A. members began to run rest homes and farms for alcoholics, when some hired out to corporations as personnel men in charge of the alcoholic problem in industry, when some became nurses on alcoholic wards, when others entered the field of alcohol education.


38.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcohol's final catastrophe.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
In A.A. we saw the fruits of this belief: men and women spared from alcohol's final catastrophe.


39.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol for a period of time he ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There is the type who always believes that after being entirely free from alcohol for a period of time he can take a drink without danger.


40.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... alcohol for the last time.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
At the hospital I was separated from alcohol for the last time.


41.
View STEP SIX essay   ... alcohol from their lives.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
So in a very complete and literal way, all A.A.'s have "become entirely ready" to have God remove the mania for alcohol from their lives.


42.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcohol has been involved, we have been ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
However intelligent we may have been in other respects, where alcohol has been involved, we have been strangely insane.


43.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcohol has him down for keeps.  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
It's bad enough, he thinks, to admit alcohol has him down for keeps.


44.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol has upon them.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Then there are types entirely normal in every respect except in the effect alcohol has upon them.


45.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcohol, he may overdo.  BB To Employers, p.146  
Being somewhat weakened, and faced with physical and mental readjustment to a life which knows no alcohol, he may overdo.


46.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol, I guess I have to be ...  12&12 Step Three, pp.35-36  
But suppose that instinct still cries out, as it certainly will, "Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent upon A.A., but in all other matters I must still maintain my independence.


47.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcohol, imploring God's help, but the help ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Valiantly he tries to fight alcohol, imploring God's help, but the help doesn't come.


48.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... alcohol in a fur lined glove and ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I used to put eight or twelve ounce bottles of alcohol in a fur lined glove and toss it onto the back airing porch when winter days got dark enough.


49.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol in any form at all; and ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; and once having formed the habit and found they cannot break it, once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve.


50.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... alcohol in its worst aspect.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
We have been dealing with alcohol in its worst aspect.


51.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol interests us.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
The doctor's theory that we have an allergy to alcohol interests us.


52.
View STEP SIX essay   ... alcohol into themselves that they destroy their ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
When men and women pour so much alcohol into themselves that they destroy their lives, they commit a most unnatural act.


53.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcohol is a subtle foe.  BB Into Action, p.85  
We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe.


54.
View STEP ONE essay   ... alcohol is concerned, self-confidence was no good ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
Then we had been told that so far as alcohol is concerned, self-confidence was no good whatever; in fact, it was a total liability.


55.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... alcohol is his first step toward liberation ...  12&12 Step Seven, pp.72-73  
Every newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes for himself, that his humble admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his first step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.


56.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcohol is no longer a problem and ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
After all, your family is reunited, alcohol is no longer a problem and you and your husband are working together toward an undreamed-of future.


57.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Alcohol is so sexually stimulating to some ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Alcohol is so sexually stimulating to some men that they have over-indulged.


58.
View STEP ONE essay   Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds us of all self-sufficiency and all will to resist its demands.


59.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they came to believe in a Higher Power, and most of them began to talk of God."


60.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcohol obsession until we first admitted that ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Step One showed us an amazing paradox: We found that we were totally unable to be rid of the alcohol obsession until we first admitted that we were powerless over it.


61.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcohol on his brain?  BB To Employers, p.140  
Can it be appreciated that he has been a victim of crooked thinking, directly caused by the action of alcohol on his brain?


62.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcohol on his mind.  BB To Employers, p.140  
But these scrapes can generally be charged, no matter how bad, to the abnormal action of alcohol on his mind.


63.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We believe, and so suggested a few years ago, that the action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.


64.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... alcohol or without it.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Some day he will be unable to imagine life either with alcohol or without it.


65.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcohol problem.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
Ask any woman who has sent her husband to distant places on the theory he would escape the alcohol problem.


66.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcohol problem.  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
Here's a very large group of people who have solved their alcohol problem.


67.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol problem.  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He made a beginning, we have seen, when he commenced to rely upon A.A. for the solution of his alcohol problem.


68.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... alcohol problem.  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.151-152  
He shouts that if his partner would treat him better, and his wife would leave him alone, he'd soon solve his alcohol problem.


69.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... alcohol problem.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
No individuals have been more buffeted by such emotional gusts than those A.A.'s bold enough to accept employment with outside agencies dealing with the alcohol problem.


70.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcohol problem in all its ramifications.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
In all probability, we shall never be able to touch more than a fair fraction of the alcohol problem in all its ramifications.


71.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol problem in favor of those suggested ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Already a willingness has been achieved to cast out one's own will and one's own ideas about the alcohol problem in favor of those suggested by A.A.


72.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
10. No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


73.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.  12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
Ten -- No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


74.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... alcohol returns and we drink again.  BB How It Works, p.66  
The insanity of alcohol returns and we drink again.


75.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, ...  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down.


76.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable.  BB How It Works, p.59  
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable.


77.
View CONTENTS   ... alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable."  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Step One -- "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable."


78.
View STEP ONE essay   ... alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable."  12&12 Step One, p.21  
"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable."


79.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcohol that they cannot stop.  BB To Wives, p.114  
Some men have been so impaired by alcohol that they cannot stop.


80.
View STEP SIX essay   ... alcohol, the grace of God can enter ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
As they are humbled by the terrific beating administered by alcohol, the grace of God can enter them and expel their obsession.


81.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol, the only effort necessary being that ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


82.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcohol, there was found to be no ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Following the elimination of alcohol, there was found to be no permanent brain injury.


83.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol to kill the pain, can be ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He relies upon the assurance that his many troubles, now made more acute because he cannot use alcohol to kill the pain, can be solved, too.


84.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... alcohol too well.  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
That's one reason we loved alcohol too well.


85.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcohol until his material needs are cared ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
He clamors for this or that, claiming he cannot master alcohol until his material needs are cared for.


86.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... alcohol was a great persuader.  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
In this respect alcohol was a great persuader.


87.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Alcohol was my master.  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
Alcohol was my master.


88.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... alcohol, we are apt to breathe a ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


89.
View STEP SIX essay   ... alcohol, we shall need to make a ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
If we would gain any real advantage in the use of this Step on problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.


90.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop.


91.
View STEP ONE essay   ... alcohol wielded a double-edged sword over us: ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
The tyrant alcohol wielded a double-edged sword over us: first we were smitten by an insane urge that condemned us to go on drinking, and then by an allergy of the body that insured we would ultimately destroy ourselves in the process.


92.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcohol will not yield to a headlong ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
They have become persuaded, and rightly so, that many problems besides alcohol will not yield to a headlong assault powered by the individual alone.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

Top of Screen  Top