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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 FOUR essay   ... amount of battering.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
When A.A.'s Traditions were first published, in 1946, we had become sure that an A.A. group could stand almost any amount of battering.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... amount of criticism.   BB Working With Others, p.100  
The story of how you and your wife settled your difficulties is worth any amount of criticism.


3.
View FOREWORD   ... amount of failure in getting alcoholics to ...   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.


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... amount of fun about it all.   BB Bill's Story, p.16  
There is, however, a vast amount of fun about it all.


5.
View STEP ONE essay   ... amount of human willpower could break it.   12&12 Step One, p.22  
Our sponsors declared that we were the victims of a mental obsession so subtly powerful that no amount of human willpower could break it.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... amount of latitude will be helpful.   BB To Employers, p.146  
A reasonable amount of latitude will be helpful.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... amount of money.   BB Into Action, p.79  
He did, and also sent a small amount of money.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... amount of neglect and irresponsibility towards the ...   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.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... amount of office politics.   BB To Employers, p.145  
Wherever men are gathered together in business there will be rivalries and, arising out of these, a certain amount of office politics.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... amount of patience will make any difference.   BB To Wives, p.108  
We realize some men are thoroughly bad-intentioned, that no amount of patience will make any difference.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... amount of physical treatment is desirable, even ...   BB To Employers, pp.142-143  
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... amount of presumption and conceit in us.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
This means that side by side with an earnest prayer there can be a certain amount of presumption and conceit in us.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... amount of time and attention.   BB To Employers, p.149  
It is not to be expected that an alcoholic employee will receive a disproportionate amount of time and attention.


15.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... amount of will power he might muster ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
When our friend related his experience, the man agreed that no amount of will power he might muster could stop his drinking for long.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.


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.

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