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


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1.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... among A.A. members.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
It could almost be said that we were born with it, for, as one oldtimer recently declared, "Practically never have I heard a heated religious, political, or reform argument among A.A. members.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... among Alcoholics Anonymous is more than attending ...   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
But life among Alcoholics Anonymous is more than attending gatherings and visiting hospitals.


3.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... among 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.


4.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... among alcoholics which started in Baltimore a ...   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.


5.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... among fellow alcoholics and before the general ...   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.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... among friends, to be a worker among ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... among grown-up people, we would have to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... among his own acquaintances.   BB To Wives, p.112  
He probably has several alcoholics among his own acquaintances.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... among his patients and certain other alcoholics ...   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.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Among many employers nowadays, we think of ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
Among many employers nowadays, we think of one member who has spent much of his life in the world of big business.


11.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... among newer members, the proportion is nearly ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Women now make up more than one-fourth of the membership; among newer members, the proportion is nearly one-third.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... among our fellows in order to be ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Still more wonderful is the feeling that we do not have to be specially distinguished among our fellows in order to be useful and profoundly happy.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... among our members.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Many who once were in this class are now among our members.


14.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   Among our rapidly growing membership of thousands ...   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.


15.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... among our western friends.   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
There are the same fast friendships, there is the same helpfulness to one another as you find among our western friends.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... among ourselves, "He wants to want to ...   BB To Wives, p.109  
As we say among ourselves, "He wants to want to stop."


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... among people who seemed to understand, the ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
When we reached A.A., and for the first time in our lives stood among people who seemed to understand, the sense of belonging was tremendously exciting.


18.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... among physicians, the general opinion seems to ...   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.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... among self-examination, meditation, and prayer.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer.


20.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... among the alcoholics.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
There were, though, a few conservative dissenters among the alcoholics.


21.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... among the job categories of commercial organizations.   12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.169  
(*) The work of present-day staff members has no counterpart among the job categories of commercial organizations.


22.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... among the remainder, those who stayed on ...   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.


23.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... among them.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We feel, after many years of experience, that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them.


24.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... among them.   12&12 Tradition Ten, pp.176-177  
We live in the imminent possibility of a fresh holocaust to determine how men shall be governed, and how the products of nature and toil shall be divided among them.


25.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... among them, many in their teens.   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Seven percent of the A.A.'s surveyed are less than 30 years of age -- among them, many in their teens.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Among them you will make lifelong friends.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Among them you will make lifelong friends.


27.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... among those who occasionally land back in ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Even among those who occasionally land back in here again, we observe a profound change in personality.


28.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... among us.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
There is scarcely any form of trouble and misery which has not been overcome among us.


29.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... among us.   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Perhaps the best way of treating you to a glimpse of your future will be to describe the growth of the fellowship among us.


30.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful.


31.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... among us and is immensely relieved when ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
Every new alcoholic looks for this spirit among us and is immensely relieved when he finds we are not witch-burners.


32.
View TO WIVES chapter   Among us are wives, relatives and friends ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
Among us are wives, relatives and friends whose problem has been solved, as well as some who have not yet found a happy solution.


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... among us has been able to maintain ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles.


34.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... among us in many different forms.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


35.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... among us of which it is a ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.


36.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... among us over such matters.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
There is no friction among us over such matters.


37.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... among us -- sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.   BB Into Action, p.84  
They are being fulfilled among us -- sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.


38.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... among us that upon this simple cornerstone ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
It has been repeatedly proven among us that upon this simple cornerstone a wonderfully effective spiritual structure can be built.(*)


39.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Among us, these are rare occurrences.   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Among us, these are rare occurrences.


40.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... among us, they can happen with you.   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
The practical answer is that since these things have happened among us, they can happen with you.


41.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... among us, we should never belittle a ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Try to remember that though God has wrought miracles among us, we should never belittle a good doctor or psychiatrist.


42.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... among women who knew her problem, to ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


43.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... among workers, to be a useful member ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.


44.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... among you.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Since I am the victim of another addiction even worse stigmatized than alcoholism, you may not want me among you.


45.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... 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.


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