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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 TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... answer.  BB To Employers, p.144  
Ask him if he thinks he has the answer.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... answer.  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many an alcoholic who entered there came away with an answer.


3.
View STEP TWO essay   ... answer.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
There are too many of us who have been just like him, and have found the riddle's answer.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... answer.  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Step Five was the answer.


5.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... answer.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Had they been left to themselves, and had they stuck to their one goal, they might have found the rest of the answer.


6.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... answer.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
At this altitude (press, radio, films, and television), anonymity -- 100 percent anonymity -- was the only possible answer.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... answer and program of action which a ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
"Then they outlined the spiritual answer and program of action which a hundred of them had followed successfully.


8.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... answer be -- yes or no?"  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
What shall the answer be -- yes or no?"


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... answer enough for any alcoholic.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
One good look in the mirror ought to be answer enough for any alcoholic.


10.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or so it seemed at the time) for us to feel that we might have the answer to a lot of other things.


11.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... answer for sufferers of this disease.  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.


12.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... answer for that one.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"Thank heaven I came up with the right answer for that one.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... answer for you.  BB To Wives, p.110  
His case presents additional questions which we shall try to answer for you.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... answer for you.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you.


15.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... answer had to be that A.A. needed ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Suppose my answer had to be that A.A. needed a lot of money; that A.A. went in for education, hospitals, and rehabilitation?


16.
View STEP TWO essay   ... answer has to do with the quality ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
This answer has to do with the quality of faith rather than its quantity.


17.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... answer he felt as though he lived ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
While pondering the answer he felt as though he lived in hell.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... answer I could make was that if ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
The only answer I could make was that if the man followed the usual pattern, he would go on a bigger bust than ever.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... answer is in still more spiritual development.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our answer is in still more spiritual development.


20.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... answer is "No.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
We think the answer is "No.


21.
View STEP ONE essay   ... answer is that few people will sincerely ...  12&12 Step One, p.24  
The answer is that few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless they have hit bottom.


22.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... answer is that since these things have ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
The practical answer is that since these things have happened among us, they can happen with you.


23.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... answer is "Yes, notwithstanding the apparent lack ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Most emphatically the answer is "Yes, notwithstanding the apparent lack of it."


24.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... answer its telephone, but it was an ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Even more important, an empty club couldn't answer its telephone, but it was an open invitation to a drunk on a binge who possessed a spare key.


25.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... answer may begin to find one in ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
Yet it is our great hope that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of this book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom.


26.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... answer, now seen in Tradition Three, was ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
The answer, now seen in Tradition Three, was simplicity itself.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... answer -- self-knowledge.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Surely this was the answer -- self-knowledge.


28.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... answer such questions specifically.  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
It is the purpose of this book to answer such questions specifically.


29.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... answer, that he has no attitude of ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


30.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... answer the riddle.  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We cannot answer the riddle.


31.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... answer these questions satisfactorily, you need have ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
If you answer these questions satisfactorily, you need have no apprehension.


32.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... answer this by relating one of my ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Perhaps I can best answer this by relating one of my experiences.


33.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... answer this question with a loud "No!"  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We may certainly answer this question with a loud "No!"


34.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... answer to a lot of other things.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or so it seemed at the time) for us to feel that we might have the answer to a lot of other things.


35.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... answer to alcoholism.  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.


36.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... answer to all my problems today.  BB Acceptance, p.417  
And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.


37.
View STEP SIX essay   ... answer to it is apparent to us.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Nevertheless, at least a part of the answer to it is apparent to us.


38.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... answer to my liquor problem.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
My wife became deeply interested, and it was her interest that sustained mine, though I at no time sensed that it might be an answer to my liquor problem.


39.
View CONTENTS   ... answer to our problems.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Growing spiritually is the answer to our problems.


40.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... answer to our satisfaction, we then look ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
If we can answer to our satisfaction, we then look at Step Six.


41.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... answer to these questions.  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Perhaps there never will be a full answer to these questions.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... answer to these questions about living is ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
The A.A. answer to these questions about living is "Yes, all of these things are possible."


43.
View STEP SIX essay   ... answer to which may be only in ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
This is a riddle of our existence, the full answer to which may be only in the mind of God.


44.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... answer was 'My own sobriety and a ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Of course, my answer was 'My own sobriety and a mighty happy life.'


45.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... answer we had found.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
We told him what we knew of alcoholism and the answer we had found.


46.
View STEP NINE essay   ... answer which can fit all such dilemmas.  12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
Of course, there is no pat answer which can fit all such dilemmas.


47.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... answer will come, if we want it.  BB How It Works, p.69  
The right answer will come, if we want it.


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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