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1.
View PREFACE   ... alcoholics.  BB Preface, p.xii  
All changes made over the years in the Big Book (A.A. members' fond nickname for this volume) have had the same purpose: to represent the current membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to reach more alcoholics.


2.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... alcoholics.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We shall be interested to hear from those who are getting results from this book, particularly from those who have commenced work with other alcoholics.


3.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
In that brief space, Alcoholics Anonymous has mushroomed into nearly 6,000 groups whose membership is far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.


4.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... alcoholics.  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
As the message of recovery has reached larger numbers of people, it has also touched the lives of a vastly greater variety of suffering alcoholics.


5.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... alcoholics.  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My brother-in-law is a physician, and through his kindness and that of my mother I was placed in a nationally-known hospital for the mental and physical rehabilitation of alcoholics.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics.


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
At first some of us tried to avoid the issue, hoping against hope we were not true alcoholics.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB Into Action, p.74  
Of course, we sometimes encounter people who do not understand alcoholics.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB Into Action, p.82  
Passing all understanding is the patience mothers and wives have had with alcoholics.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB Working With Others, p.89  
Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcoholics!  BB Working With Others, p.89  
This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics!


14.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB Working With Others, p.89  
Ministers and doctors are competent and you can learn much from them if you wish, but it happens that because of your own drinking experience you can be uniquely useful to other alcoholics.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB To Wives, p.119  
Still another difficulty is that you may become jealous of the attention he bestows on other people, especially alcoholics.


16.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Even if he displays a certain amount of neglect and irresponsibility towards the family, it is well to let him go as far as he likes in helping other alcoholics.


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics.  BB To Employers, p.149  
That company may harbor many actual or potential alcoholics.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... alcoholics?  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
But what about his responsibilities -- his family and the men who would die because they would not know how to get well, ah -- yes, those other alcoholics?


19.
View CONTENTS   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
Defiance is an outstanding characteristic of alcoholics.


20.
View CONTENTS   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Rewards of helping other alcoholics.


21.
View CONTENTS   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Dependence upon God necessary to recovery of alcoholics.


22.
View STEP ONE essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Step One, p.23  
As this trend grew, they were joined by young people who were scarcely more than potential alcoholics.


23.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
We realize that the word "dependence" is as distasteful to many psychiatrists and psychologists as it is to alcoholics.


24.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We thought "conditions" drove us to drink, and when we tried to correct these conditions and found that we couldn't to our entire satisfaction, our drinking went out of hand and we became alcoholics.


25.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
But we are sure that no class of people in the world ever made a worse mess of trying to live by this formula than alcoholics.


26.
View STEP TEN essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Few people have been more victimized by resentments than have we alcoholics.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
This new outlook was, we learned, something especially necessary to us alcoholics.


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
But not so with alcoholics.


29.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... alcoholics?  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
If strong people were stalemated in the search for peace and harmony, what was to become of our erratic band of alcoholics?


30.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... alcoholics.'  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
"We were resolved to admit nobody to A.A. but that hypothetical class of people we termed 'pure alcoholics.'


31.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... alcoholics!  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Yes sir, we'd cater only to pure and respectable alcoholics!


32.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
There were, though, a few conservative dissenters among the alcoholics.


33.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
It was found that some drunks yearned for education, but doubted if they were alcoholics.


34.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... alcoholics?  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Self-supporting alcoholics?


35.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Let it be noted, too, that they were almost always concerned with ways to make A.A. more effective, how to do the most good for the most alcoholics.


36.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... alcoholics.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
When the Washingtonians became temperance crusaders, within a very few years they had completely lost their effectiveness in helping alcoholics.


37.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... alcoholics about which plenty will have to ...  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
But all who are in the least reasonable will agree upon one point: that there is plenty wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty will have to be done if we are to expect sobriety, progress, and any real ability to cope with life.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics achieve sobriety?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Can we love the whole pattern of living as eagerly as we do the small segment of it we discover when we try to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety?


39.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... alcoholics across the country or around the ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, A.A. members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across the country or around the world.


40.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcoholics after a while.  BB To Wives, p.109  
Of those who keep on, a good number will become true alcoholics after a while.


41.
View STEP ONE essay   ... alcoholics almost never recovered on their own ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
It was a statistical fact that alcoholics almost never recovered on their own resources.


42.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcoholics among his own acquaintances.  BB To Wives, p.112  
He probably has several alcoholics among his own acquaintances.


43.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics among young people everywhere.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
We, who are familiar with the symptoms, see large numbers of potential alcoholics among young people everywhere.


44.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics and before the general public.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


45.
View INTRODUCTION   ... alcoholics and friends of A.A. understand the ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
We hope that the collective spiritual experience of the A.A. pioneers captured in these pages continues to help alcoholics and friends of A.A. understand the principles of our program.


46.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... "Alcoholics and God."  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
In the fall of 1939 Fulton Oursler, then editor of Liberty, printed a piece in his magazine, called "Alcoholics and God."


47.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics and something of the sort may ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
He may wish to do a lot for other alcoholics and something of the sort may come up during business hours.


48.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcoholics and that our lives are unmanageable.  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
You have convinced us that we are alcoholics and that our lives are unmanageable.


49.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcoholics and their chance for recovery!  BB Into Action, p.73  
Small wonder many in the medical profession have a low opinion of alcoholics and their chance for recovery!


50.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... alcoholics and their families hit the Foundation(*) ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
He explains that when Jack Alexander's Saturday Evening Post piece broke in 1941, thousands of frantic letters from distraught alcoholics and their families hit the Foundation(*) letterbox in New York.


51.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... alcoholics, and to practice these principles in ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


52.
View CONTENTS   ... alcoholics, and to practice these principles in ...  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.8  
Step Twelve -- "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


53.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics, and to practice these principles in ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


54.
View PREFACE   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous."  BB Preface, p.xi  
This is the fourth edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous."


55.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... 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."


56.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS


57.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous."  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
News of this got on the world wires; inquiries poured in again and many people went to the bookstores to get the book "Alcoholics Anonymous."


58.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The Twelve Steps that summarize the program may be called los Doce Pasos in one country, les Douze Etapes in another, but they trace exactly the same path to recovery that was blazed by the earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous.


59.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
On your first visit tell him about the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.


60.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous.


61.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
High and low, rich and poor, these are future fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous.


62.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
A community thirty miles away has fifteen fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous.


63.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Some of them may sink and perhaps never get up, but if our experience is a criterion, more than half of those approached will become fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous.


64.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
A co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.


65.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
In 1951 the Lasker Award was given Alcoholics Anonymous.


66.
View FOREWORD   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
This book deals with the "Twelve Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous.


67.
View FOREWORD   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
There is, too, a rising interest in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.


68.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous?  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?


69.
View STEP NINE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
Most of us begin making certain kinds of direct amends from the day we join Alcoholics Anonymous.


70.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


71.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
They become the voice of the group conscience; in fact, these are the true voice of Alcoholics Anonymous.


72.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
They immediately thought of Alcoholics Anonymous.


73.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The association wanted to use our member's full name in all its advertising; he was to be described both as its director of publicity and as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.


74.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
Approving editorials here and abroad generated a wave of confidence in the integrity of Alcoholics Anonymous.


75.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
But all these observers have overlooked something unique in Alcoholics Anonymous.


76.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
The lesson to be learned from the Washingtonians was not overlooked by Alcoholics Anonymous.


77.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Therefore, a great responsibility fell upon us to develop the best possible public relations policy for Alcoholics Anonymous.


78.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous."  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
When the Big Book appeared in 1939, we called it "Alcoholics Anonymous."


79.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous -- A.A. as a whole -- should ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Today, we are able to say with assurance that Alcoholics Anonymous -- A.A. as a whole -- should never be organized at all.


80.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous and call for more information.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Doctors read medical papers about Alcoholics Anonymous and call for more information.


81.
View FOREWORD   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the Fellowship ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book was called "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the Fellowship took its name.


82.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred ...  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.


83.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous are no crusaders; not a ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. W. W. Bauer, broadcasting under the auspices of The American Medical Association in 1946, over the NBC network, said, in part: "Alcoholics Anonymous are no crusaders; not a temperance society.


84.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"


85.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Our earliest printing voiced the hope "that every alcoholic who journeys will find the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.


86.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Some day we hope that every alcoholic who journeys will find a Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.


87.
View FOREWORD   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous" became the basic text of ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book "Alcoholics Anonymous" became the basic text of the Fellowship, and it still is.


88.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, because it had been humbly ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Moreover, it had performed a great service for Alcoholics Anonymous, because it had been humbly willing to apply the lessons it learned.


89.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous been divided by a major ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
Never since it began has Alcoholics Anonymous been divided by a major controversial issue.


90.
View FOREWORD   Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 at Akron, ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 at Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between a well-known surgeon and a New York broker.


91.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
12. And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


92.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
Twelve -- And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


93.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the reader will ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
We of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the reader will be interested in the medical estimate of the plan of recovery described in this book.


94.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, Box 459, Grand Central Station, ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
If you cannot find A.A. in your locality, visit our Web site: www.aa.org; or a letter addressed to Alcoholics Anonymous, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, USA, will receive a prompt reply from this world center, referring you to the nearest A.A. group.


95.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


96.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous" came off press in November ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
This fourth edition of "Alcoholics Anonymous" came off press in November 2001, at the start of a new millennium.


97.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous came to see me.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
"Two of the members of Alcoholics Anonymous came to see me.


98.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   Alcoholics Anonymous can be likened to a ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Alcoholics Anonymous can be likened to a group of physicians who might find a cure for cancer, and upon whose concerted work would depend the answer for sufferers of this disease.


99.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous can ever have.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
We are sure that humility, expressed by anonymity, is the greatest safeguard that Alcoholics Anonymous can ever have.


100.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous could not be all things ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
We of Alcoholics Anonymous could not be all things to all men, nor should we try.


101.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous does not demand that you ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
First, Alcoholics Anonymous does not demand that you believe anything.


102.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, find out all you can ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
When you discover a prospect for Alcoholics Anonymous, find out all you can about him.


103.
View INTRODUCTION   Alcoholics Anonymous first published Twelve Steps and ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Alcoholics Anonymous first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1953.


104.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous for A.A. as a whole.  12&12 Tradition Nine, pp.174-175  
It is in this spirit of service that we elect the A.A. group's informal rotating committee, the intergroup association for the area, and the General Service Conferences of Alcoholics Anonymous for A.A. as a whole.


105.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous for publicity or money-raising purposes.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
In former days, the moment an A.A. hired out to such enterprises, he was immediately tempted to use the name Alcoholics Anonymous for publicity or money-raising purposes.


106.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, from the title of its ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The fledgling society, which had been nameless, now began to be called Alcoholics Anonymous, from the title of its own book.


107.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
5. Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


108.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a ...  12&12 Tradition Five (Long), p.190  
Five -- Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


109.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous groups oppose no one.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The Alcoholics Anonymous groups oppose no one.


110.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Alcoholics Anonymous groups oppose no one.  12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
The Alcoholics Anonymous groups oppose no one.


111.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.


112.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous" has been translated into forty-three(*) ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Currently, "Alcoholics Anonymous" has been translated into forty-three(*) languages.


113.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous has done the very thing ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
After the husband joins A.A., the wife may become discontented, even highly resentful that Alcoholics Anonymous has done the very thing that all her years of devotion had failed to do.


114.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
To those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between misery and sobriety, and often the difference between life and death.


115.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous has mushroomed into nearly 6,000 ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
In that brief space, Alcoholics Anonymous has mushroomed into nearly 6,000 groups whose membership is far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.


116.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Ten -- Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.


117.
View CONTENTS   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Ten), p.12  
Tradition Ten -- "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


118.
View TRADITION TEN essay   "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
"Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


119.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.179  
Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


120.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes and drinks ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Though he is now a most effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes and drinks coffee, but neither his wife nor anyone else stands in judgment.


121.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous helped double our total membership ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
The news stories of Mr. Rockefeller's dinner for Alcoholics Anonymous helped double our total membership in a year's time.


122.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, wrote the book ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Bill W., who along with Dr. Bob S. founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, wrote the book to share 18 years of collective experience within the Fellowship on how A.A. members recover, and how our society functions.


123.
View FOREWORD   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
With the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain reaction set in as the recovered alcoholics carried their message to still others.


124.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique ...  BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


125.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous" in telephone directories.  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
These so-called intergroup associations are found under the listing "A.A." or "Alcoholics Anonymous" in telephone directories.


126.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous in trust with the Alcoholic ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
When her will was read, it was discovered she had left Alcoholics Anonymous in trust with the Alcoholic Foundation a sum of ten thousand dollars.


127.
View FOREWORD   ... Alcoholics Anonymous in unity and effectiveness?  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
How can a set of traditional principles, having no legal force at all, hold the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in unity and effectiveness?


128.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office ...  12&12 Tradition Three (Note), p.140  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


129.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office ...  12&12 Tradition Four (Note), p.148  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


130.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office ...  12&12 Tradition Seven (Note), p.162  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


131.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.168  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


132.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Note), p.173  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


133.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven (Note), p.182  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


134.
View PREAMBLE   Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men ...  Grapevine Preamble  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


135.
View FOREWORD   Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of more than one hundred thousand(*) alcoholic men and women who are banded together to solve their common problems and to help fellow sufferers in recovery from that age-old, baffling malady, alcoholism.


136.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is an exception.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Yet Alcoholics Anonymous is an exception.


137.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
1. Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


138.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part ...  12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
One -- Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


139.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


140.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by ...  12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.190  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


141.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is in seventy languages.  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition (Note), p.xxiii  
(*) In 2016, Alcoholics Anonymous is in seventy languages.


142.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is more than attending gatherings ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
But life among Alcoholics Anonymous is more than attending gatherings and visiting hospitals.


143.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is natural ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Edward Dowling, S.J.,(*) of the Queen's Work staff, says, "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is natural at the point where nature comes closest to the supernatural, namely in humiliations and in consequent humility.


144.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   Alcoholics Anonymous is not a religious organization.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Alcoholics Anonymous is not a religious organization.


145.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is the most cherished quality ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
The unity of Alcoholics Anonymous is the most cherished quality our Society has.


146.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is the truly Christian principle ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
The Episcopal magazine, The Living Church, observes editorially: "The basis of the technique of Alcoholics Anonymous is the truly Christian principle that a man cannot help himself except by helping others.


147.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes ...  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.


148.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


149.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous keep few skeletons in the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We families of Alcoholics Anonymous keep few skeletons in the closet.


150.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill.


151.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... Alcoholics Anonymous maintains its international service center.  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
At New York, USA, Alcoholics Anonymous maintains its international service center.


152.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous may spring up in each ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
They will approach still other sick ones and fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous may spring up in each city and hamlet, havens for those who must find a way out.


153.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, medical societies and physicians throughout ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Since Dr. Silkworth's first endorsement of Alcoholics Anonymous, medical societies and physicians throughout the world have set their approval upon us.


154.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous might prove to be the ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Why, we thought, our Society of Alcoholics Anonymous might prove to be the spearhead of a new spiritual advance!


155.
View PREFACE   ... Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
All changes made over the years in the Big Book (A.A. members' fond nickname for this volume) have had the same purpose: to represent the current membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to reach more alcoholics.


156.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous needs the least possible organization."  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
When Tradition Nine was first written, it said that "Alcoholics Anonymous needs the least possible organization."


157.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, now restored as citizens of ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Nor does it mean that the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, now restored as citizens of the world, are going to back away from their individual responsibilities to act as they see the right upon issues of our time.


158.
View FOREWORD   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
(A.A.'s General Service Office may be reached by writing: Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. U.S.A.)


159.
View STEP ONE essay   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous," published when our membership was ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
That is why the first edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," published when our membership was small, dealt with low-bottom cases only.


160.
View TRADITION SIX essay   Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life, and it ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life, and it comes first.


161.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional.


162.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional.  12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
Eight -- Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional.


163.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Eight -- Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.


164.
View CONTENTS   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Tradition Eight -- "Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers."


165.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   "Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
"Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers."


166.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous stared glassily at the strangers ...  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Two days later, a future fellow of Alcoholics Anonymous stared glassily at the strangers beside his bed.


167.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous than could possibly have been ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
It resulted in more favorable publicity of Alcoholics Anonymous than could possibly have been obtained through all the arts and abilities of A.A.'s best press agents.


168.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous," then under preparation.  12&12 Tradition Three, pp.143-144  
On top of them lay the foreword to the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," then under preparation.


169.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous this letter:  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
A well-known doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent hospital specializing in alcoholic and drug addiction, gave Alcoholics Anonymous this letter:


170.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous to address the wives of ...  BB To Wives, p.104  
We want the wives of Alcoholics Anonymous to address the wives of men who drink too much.


171.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Alcoholics Anonymous to be read at the ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
The American Psychiatric Association requested, in 1949, that a paper be prepared by one of the older members of Alcoholics Anonymous to be read at the Association's annual meeting of that year.


172.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous to be something of far ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
We conceive the survival and spread of Alcoholics Anonymous to be something of far greater importance than the weight we could collectively throw back of any other cause.


173.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great ...  BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


174.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... Alcoholics Anonymous to some of his friends, ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Speaking at a dinner given by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to introduce Alcoholics Anonymous to some of his friends, Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick remarked:


175.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous to this particular educational project ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
But that wasn't the whole story, for in this case not only was an A.A. member to break his anonymity at a public level, he was to link the name Alcoholics Anonymous to this particular educational project in the minds of millions.


176.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous was being misused.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A.A.'s sole purpose was being compromised, and the name of Alcoholics Anonymous was being misused.


177.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... Alcoholics Anonymous was conservatively estimated at more ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
By March 1976, when this edition went to the printer, the total worldwide membership of Alcoholics Anonymous was conservatively estimated at more than 1,000,000, with almost 28,000 groups meeting in over 90 countries.


178.
View STEP NINE essay   ... "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit ...  12&12 Step Nine, pp.83-84  
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


179.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, we would like you to ...  BB To Wives, p.104  
As wives of Alcoholics Anonymous, we would like you to feel that we understand as perhaps few can.


180.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous were like that.  BB To Wives, p.113  
Many of Alcoholics Anonymous were like that.


181.
View FOREWORD   ... Alcoholics Anonymous what it is.  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
It is hoped that this volume will afford all who read it a close-up view of the principles and forces which have made Alcoholics Anonymous what it is.


182.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.


183.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... Alcoholics Anonymous, who have demonstrated that they ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Just as firmly bound by obligation are the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who have demonstrated that they can help problem drinkers as others seldom can.


184.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous will be glad to hear ...  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.164  
(*) Alcoholics Anonymous will be glad to hear from you. Address P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163.


185.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Alcoholics Anonymous will help the public to ...  BB Working With Others, p.103  
Some day we hope that Alcoholics Anonymous will help the public to a better realization of the gravity of the alcoholic problem, but we shall be of little use if our attitude is one of bitterness or hostility.


186.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   Alcoholics Anonymous will never have a professional ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Alcoholics Anonymous will never have a professional class.


187.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics, are astonished at their inability to ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Certain drinkers, who would be greatly insulted if called alcoholics, are astonished at their inability to stop.


188.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... alcoholics are bankrupt idealists.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
How natural that was, since most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists.


189.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Alcoholics are being attracted from far and ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Alcoholics are being attracted from far and near.


190.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   Alcoholics are certainly all-or-nothing people.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Alcoholics are certainly all-or-nothing people.


191.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... alcoholics are concerned, A.A. would go even ...  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
So far as alcoholics are concerned, A.A. would go even further.


192.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcoholics are doomed.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Much has been written pro and con, but among physicians, the general opinion seems to be that most chronic alcoholics are doomed.


193.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... alcoholics are dying helplessly like people in ...  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Near you, alcoholics are dying helplessly like people in a sinking ship.


194.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics are energetic people.  BB To Employers, p.146  
As a class, alcoholics are energetic people.


195.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... alcoholics are enthusiasts.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Many alcoholics are enthusiasts.


196.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcoholics are fundamentally much worse than other ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
We doubt if, in this respect, alcoholics are fundamentally much worse than other people.


197.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics are honest and upright when not ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
This is not to say that all alcoholics are honest and upright when not drinking.


198.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics are men and women who have ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking.


199.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics are not going to believe they ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class.


200.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcoholics are not supposed to do.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
Assuming we are spiritually fit, we can do all sorts of things alcoholics are not supposed to do.


201.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... alcoholics are not the only ones bedeviled ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Let's remember that alcoholics are not the only ones bedeviled by sick emotions.


202.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics are resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
The greatest enemies of us alcoholics are resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and fear.


203.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... alcoholics are sensitive people.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We alcoholics are sensitive people.


204.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... alcoholics are sick people.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
We seriously thought of rewriting the laws of the land, and having it declared that alcoholics are sick people.


205.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... alcoholics are the questions they must ask ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Also of importance for most alcoholics are the questions they must ask about their behavior respecting financial and emotional security.


206.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... alcoholics are tortured by loneliness.  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Almost without exception, alcoholics are tortured by loneliness.


207.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcoholics are undisciplined.  BB Into Action, p.88  
We alcoholics are undisciplined.


208.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics arriving in the ward of the ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Hence the two men set to work almost frantically upon alcoholics arriving in the ward of the Akron City Hospital.


209.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... alcoholics as much as they need him.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
He needs other alcoholics as much as they need him.


210.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics as they could.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
The A.A. groups would have to reach quickly as many despairing alcoholics as they could.


211.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcoholics back from the gates of death.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
They believe in themselves, and still more in the Power which pulls chronic alcoholics back from the gates of death.


212.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   Alcoholics barely dry rushed about bright-eyed, buttonholing ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Alcoholics barely dry rushed about bright-eyed, buttonholing anyone who would listen to their stories.


213.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics, being warped and drugged, do not ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
You ask, because many alcoholics, being warped and drugged, do not want to quit.


214.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcoholics, but its application presented difficulties beyond ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
We doctors have realized for a long time that some form of moral psychology was of urgent importance to alcoholics, but its application presented difficulties beyond our conception.


215.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... alcoholics, but this activity should be balanced.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Father will necessarily spend much time with other alcoholics, but this activity should be balanced.


216.
View STEP THREE essay   ... alcoholics can consider ourselves fortunate indeed.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Therefore, we who are alcoholics can consider ourselves fortunate indeed.


217.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... alcoholics can't be dictated to -- individually or ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
We recognize that alcoholics can't be dictated to -- individually or collectively.


218.
View FOREWORD   ... alcoholics carried their message to still others.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
With the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain reaction set in as the recovered alcoholics carried their message to still others.


219.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcoholics committed to institutions.  BB To Wives, p.114  
For years we have been working with alcoholics committed to institutions.


220.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... alcoholics committed willy-nilly to prisons or asylums, ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Watching alcoholics committed willy-nilly to prisons or asylums, we began to cry, "There oughtta be a law!"


221.
View FOREWORD   ... alcoholics could recover had been made.  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
Proof that alcoholics could recover had been made.


222.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing.


223.
View FOREWORD   ... alcoholics described their drinking experiences and recoveries.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The remainder of the book was devoted to thirty stories or case histories in which the alcoholics described their drinking experiences and recoveries.


224.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics did resent that verdict!  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
How we alcoholics did resent that verdict!


225.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... alcoholics difficult and often unbearable -- could be ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Such a roster of harms done others -- the kind that make daily living with us as practicing alcoholics difficult and often unbearable -- could be extended almost indefinitely.


226.
View STEP FOUR essay   Alcoholics especially should be able to see ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Alcoholics especially should be able to see that instinct run wild in themselves is the underlying cause of their destructive drinking.


227.
View INTRODUCTION   ... alcoholics find recovery, there exists strong sentiment ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
However, because the book has helped so many alcoholics find recovery, there exists strong sentiment within the Fellowship against any change to it.


228.
View FOREWORD   ... alcoholics flocked to A.A. by tens of ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
In the next years alcoholics flocked to A.A. by tens of thousands, largely as the result of excellent and continuous publicity freely given by magazines and newspapers throughout the world.


229.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... alcoholics for fees or hire.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire.


230.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... alcoholics for fees or hire.  12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire.


231.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink.


232.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... alcoholics from a clinic which he attends.  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
And with such good effect that the doctor agreed to a test among his patients and certain other alcoholics from a clinic which he attends.


233.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcoholics from asylums and hospitals of every ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
Since this book was first published, A.A. has released thousands of alcoholics from asylums and hospitals of every kind.


234.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.


235.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
So confident of this had we become that the original statement of A.A. tradition carried this significant sentence: "Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group provided that as a group they have no other affiliation."


236.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call ...  12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.


237.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics had in common.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
The doctors weren't trying to find how different we were from one another; they sought to find whatever personality traits, if any, this group of alcoholics had in common.


238.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics have an idea that people are ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
Sometimes we alcoholics have an idea that people are trying to pull us down.


239.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics have enough desire to stop while ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
But the difficulty is that few alcoholics have enough desire to stop while there is yet time.


240.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... alcoholics have had what are called vital ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Here and there, once in a while, alcoholics have had what are called vital spiritual experiences.


241.
View STEP TEN essay   ... alcoholics have learned this the hard way.  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
We alcoholics have learned this the hard way.


242.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcoholics have much in common and that ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
But point out that we alcoholics have much in common and that you would like, in any case, to be friendly.


243.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Though it was not our intention to create such an impression, many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order to recover they must acquire an immediate and overwhelming "God-consciousness" followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook.


244.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics have to be pretty badly mangled ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Most alcoholics have to be pretty badly mangled before they really commence to solve their problems.


245.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... alcoholics he has helped.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Very soon, though, his assumed authority to run everything begins to be shared with the first alcoholics he has helped.


246.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... alcoholics, he remains sober day by day.  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Learning to depend upon a higher power and absorb himself in his work with other alcoholics, he remains sober day by day.


247.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... alcoholics if they would remain sober, that ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary.


248.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcoholics if you do not exhibit any ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
You will be most successful with alcoholics if you do not exhibit any passion for crusade or reform.


249.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others.


250.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics in A.A. got, or can we ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Have we alcoholics in A.A. got, or can we get, the resources to meet these calamities which come to so many?


251.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... alcoholics in A.A. had suddenly gone peaceable, ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Maybe this sounds as though the alcoholics in A.A. had suddenly gone peaceable, and become one great big happy family.


252.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics in A.A. have an earning power ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
We forgot that most alcoholics in A.A. have an earning power considerably above average; we forgot the immense goodwill of our brother A.A.'s who were only too eager to help us to better jobs when we deserved them; we forgot the actual or potential financial insecurity of every human being in the world.


253.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking). Its ...  12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
(*) In adapted form, the Steps are also used by Al-Anon Family Groups. Not a part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking). Its headquarters address is 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


254.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics in need of help really deluged ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
Then Jack Alexander wrote a feature article in the Saturday Evening Post and placed such a compelling picture of A.A. before the general public that alcoholics in need of help really deluged us.


255.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... alcoholics in that town, who now felt ...  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
So, you see, there were three alcoholics in that town, who now felt they had to give to others what they had found, or be sunk.


256.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics in the world, we have made ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, pp.xx-xxi  
So far, upon the total problem of several million actual and potential alcoholics in the world, we have made only a scratch.


257.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... alcoholics into our Fellowship.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Throughout the world, immense and favorable publicity of every description has been the principal means of bringing alcoholics into our Fellowship.


258.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; ...  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.


259.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


260.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness.  BB How It Works, p.62  
Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness.


261.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... alcoholics not yet reached.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
A.A. can, of course, mean just as much to uncounted alcoholics not yet reached.


262.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics of our kind like other men.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Neither does there appear to be any kind of treatment which will make alcoholics of our kind like other men.


263.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics of our type are in the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive illness.


264.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics of your organization.  BB To Employers, p.147  
You might let them know you have no quarrel with the alcoholics of your organization.


265.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... alcoholics often turn into the real thing ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Potential female alcoholics often turn into the real thing and are gone beyond recall in a few years.


266.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics on the theory that only an ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Prior to his journey to Akron, the broker had worked hard with many alcoholics on the theory that only an alcoholic could help an alcoholic, but he had succeeded only in keeping sober himself.


267.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... alcoholics, one to the other.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
These legacies of suffering and of recovery are easily passed among alcoholics, one to the other.


268.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... alcoholics only.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
"We deal," they said, "with alcoholics only.


269.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... alcoholics or their families.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
The inquiring voices are not all alcoholics or their families.


270.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... alcoholics or their families may arrange for ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
In large cities, groups often maintain local offices where alcoholics or their families may arrange for interviews or hospitalization.


271.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... alcoholics owe money.  BB Into Action, p.78  
Most alcoholics owe money.


272.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... alcoholics per square mile than any city ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
He had lived there but a few weeks when he found that the place probably contained more alcoholics per square mile than any city in the country.


273.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.


274.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... alcoholics says it's going to pay its ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
When a society composed entirely of alcoholics says it's going to pay its bills, that's really news.


275.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... alcoholics scream that they have no troubles ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Everybody knows that active alcoholics scream that they have no troubles money can't cure.


276.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... alcoholics see that we must work together ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
We alcoholics see that we must work together and hang together, else most of us will finally die alone.


277.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... alcoholics seem to have the gift of ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
For some reason, we alcoholics seem to have the gift of picking out the world's finest women.


278.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcoholics seems most difficult, and in much ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
The classification of alcoholics seems most difficult, and in much detail is outside the scope of this book.


279.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... alcoholics should constantly have chocolate available for ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
He thought all alcoholics should constantly have chocolate available for its quick energy value at times of fatigue.


280.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... alcoholics -- should not drink at all.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
They wanted to say that liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard drinkers ought to slow down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.


281.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics, sick people, deranged men.  BB To Employers, p.149  
Of course, this chapter refers to alcoholics, sick people, deranged men.


282.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   Alcoholics simply will not listen to a ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Alcoholics simply will not listen to a paid twelfth-stepper.


283.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... alcoholics, so we thought we'd build a ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
Hospitals didn't like alcoholics, so we thought we'd build a hospital chain of our own.


284.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics successfully meet and work together?  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
The test that it faced was this: Could these large numbers of erstwhile erratic alcoholics successfully meet and work together?


285.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... alcoholics such transformations, though frequent, are by ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Among our rapidly growing membership of thousands of alcoholics such transformations, though frequent, are by no means the rule.


286.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... alcoholics than anything else.  BB How It Works, p.64  
It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.


287.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics that they place us in a ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
By a great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the message to so many alcoholics that they place us in a position of trust.


288.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


289.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened when ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened when it comes to combating liquor, though it often remains strong in other respects.


290.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... alcoholics, the writers of the book understand.  BB To Wives, p.112  
Show him that as alcoholics, the writers of the book understand.


291.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... alcoholics these things are poison.  BB How It Works, p.66  
They may be the dubious luxury of normal men, but for alcoholics these things are poison.


292.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... alcoholics throughout history.  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
These stark and ugly facts have been confirmed by legions of alcoholics throughout history.


293.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... alcoholics to a solution of their problems.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
My wife and I abandoned ourselves with enthusiasm to the idea of helping other alcoholics to a solution of their problems.


294.
View PREAMBLE   ... alcoholics to achieve sobriety.  Grapevine Preamble  
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.


295.
View FOREWORD   ... alcoholics to recover, three successful groups emerged ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
After three years of trial and error in selecting the most workable tenets upon which the Society could be based, and after a large amount of failure in getting alcoholics to recover, three successful groups emerged -- the first at Akron, the second at New York, and the third at Cleveland.


296.
View STEP ONE essay   ... alcoholics tried A.A., but did not succeed ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Many less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did not succeed because they could not make the admission of hopelessness.


297.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... alcoholics trying to help one another.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
At first, the society was composed entirely of alcoholics trying to help one another.


298.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... alcoholics trying to hold their faces up ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
In that time nothing could be seen but two struggling, nameless groups of alcoholics trying to hold their faces up to the light.


299.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... alcoholics trying to stay sober, it can ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
When you add to this the habitual supposition that people ought to give money to alcoholics trying to stay sober, it can be understood why we thought we deserved a pile of folding money.


300.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics under investigation were still childish, emotionally ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
These distinguished men had the nerve to say that most of the alcoholics under investigation were still childish, emotionally sensitive, and grandiose.


301.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement.


302.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... alcoholics we boarded seemed to get sober, ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
Although none of the alcoholics we boarded seemed to get sober, some others had.


303.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: "The alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General are mostly those who cannot afford private treatment, and A.A. is by far the greatest thing we have been able to offer them.


304.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics were on their way to recovery.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
By the end of 1939 it was estimated that 800 alcoholics were on their way to recovery.


305.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics were secret societies.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Our first nameless groups of alcoholics were secret societies.


306.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... alcoholics what was so freely given him.  12&12 Tradition Two, pp.132-133  
Alone now, he reflects that he may not be able to stay sober, or even alive, unless he passes on to other alcoholics what was so freely given him.


307.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties.


308.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... alcoholics, when some hired out to corporations ...  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.


309.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... alcoholics where they are going to perform ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics.


310.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... alcoholics where they are going to perform ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics.


311.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... alcoholics which started in Baltimore a century ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
The Washingtonian Society, a movement among alcoholics which started in Baltimore a century ago, almost discovered the answer to alcoholism.


312.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... alcoholics who are drinking, or who are ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


313.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics who are still in distress.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress.


314.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics who came to A.A. and really ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Of alcoholics who came to A.A. and really tried, 50% got sober at once and remained that way; 25% sobered up after some relapses, and among the remainder, those who stayed on with A.A. showed improvement.


315.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... alcoholics who had forgotten to send the ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
I who had boasted my generosity that morning was treating my own club worse than the distant alcoholics who had forgotten to send the Foundation their dollars.


316.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... alcoholics who had picked up the basic ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Besides these, there were scattered alcoholics who had picked up the basic ideas in Akron or New York who were trying to form groups in other cities.


317.
View STEP TWO essay   ... alcoholics who have any idea how irrational ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Few indeed are the practicing alcoholics who have any idea how irrational they are, or seeing their irrationality, can bear to face it.


318.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Alcoholics who have derided religious people will ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Alcoholics who have derided religious people will be helped by such contacts.


319.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... alcoholics who have drunk themselves out of ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
But all alcoholics who have drunk themselves out of jobs, family, and friends will need to cross-examine themselves ruthlessly to determine how their own personality defects have thus demolished their security.


320.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics who have recovered in A.A., they ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
And if these are facts of life for the many alcoholics who have recovered in A.A., they can become the facts of life for many more.


321.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... alcoholics who might be glad to have ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
While I lay in the hospital the thought came that there were thousands of hopeless alcoholics who might be glad to have what had been so freely given me.


322.
View STEP ONE essay   Alcoholics who still had their health, their ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Alcoholics who still had their health, their families, their jobs, and even two cars in the garage, began to recognize their alcoholism.


323.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... alcoholics who wish to marry and are ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
A.A. has many single alcoholics who wish to marry and are in a position to do so.


324.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... alcoholics whose lives could have been saved, ...  BB Working With Others, p.103  
A spirit of intolerance might repel alcoholics whose lives could have been saved, had it not been for such stupidity.


325.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... alcoholics would reproach us and say, "What ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Back again in their caves, alcoholics would reproach us and say, "What a great thing A.A. might have been!"


326.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... alcoholics would spend lavishly on Twelfth Step ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
It was soon apparent that while alcoholics would spend lavishly on Twelfth Step cases, they had a terrific aversion to dropping money into a meeting-place hat for group purposes.


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