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1.
View STEP SIX essay   ... any.  12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Sure, I'll head toward perfection, but I'm certainly not going to hurry any.


2.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... any.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
As A.A. emerged from its infancy into adolescence, we swung from the idea that we needed vast sums of money to the notion that A.A. shouldn't have any.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... any A.A. member.  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Of course, the often disputed question of whether God can -- and will, under certain conditions -- remove defects of character will be answered with a prompt affirmative by almost any A.A. member.


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... any A.A. member carry our knowledge into ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


5.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... any A.A. of membership, that we must ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did we dare to say, contrary to the experience of society and government everywhere, that we would neither punish nor deprive any A.A. of membership, that we must never compel anyone to pay anything, believe anything, or conform to anything?


6.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... any action that might greatly affect A.A. ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


7.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... any action that might greatly affect A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... any alcohol whatever into his system, something ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop.


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


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... any alcoholic can ask questions like these: ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Surveying his business or employment record, almost any alcoholic can ask questions like these: In addition to my drinking problem, what character defects contributed to my financial instability?


11.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... any alcoholic capable of honestly facing his ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Most emphatically we wish to say that any alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts.


12.
View CONTENTS   ... any alcoholic's chance at A.A. was sometimes ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Three), p.10  
To take away any alcoholic's chance at A.A. was sometimes to pronounce his death sentence.


13.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... any alcoholic's full chance was sometimes to ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
At last experience taught us that to take away any alcoholic's full chance was sometimes to pronounce his death sentence, and often to condemn him to endless misery.


14.
View CONTENTS   Any alcoholic is a member of A.A. ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Three), p.10  
Any alcoholic is a member of A.A. when he says so.


15.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... any alcoholic is a member of our ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.145  
So the hand of Providence early gave us a sign that any alcoholic is a member of our Society when he says so.


16.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... any alcoholic problem."  BB To Employers, pp.148-149  
I don't see how you can be of any help to us for, as you see, we don't have any alcoholic problem."


17.
View STEP ONE essay   ... any alcoholic who joins A.A. unless he ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
We know that little good can come to any alcoholic who joins A.A. unless he has first accepted his devastating weakness and all its consequences.


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... any alcoholic will abundantly confirm this.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
The experience of any alcoholic will abundantly confirm this.


19.
View STEP TEN essay   ... any amends still neglected.  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


20.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... any 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.


21.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any 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.


22.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... any area where instincts are threatened.  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
It should be remembered that this kind of insecurity may arise in any area where instincts are threatened.


23.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... any argument he has with them while ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
Unless they actually need protection from their father, it is best not to take sides in any argument he has with them while drinking.


24.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... any at all, have been caused chiefly ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We shall claim that our serious character defects, if we think we have any at all, have been caused chiefly by excessive drinking.


25.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... any attention; most of those who did ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
Hardly an alcoholic we approached paid any attention; most of those who did join us were like flickering candles in a windstorm.


26.
View STEP THREE essay   ... any baleful results.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
But dependence upon an A.A. group or upon a Higher Power hasn't produced any baleful results.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... any breakfast.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
A tumbler full of gin followed by half a dozen bottles of beer would be required if I were to eat any breakfast.


28.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... any bugs in it?"  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Do you headquarters folks see any bugs in it?"


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any calamity not of our own making.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


30.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any case, to be friendly.  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.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any catastrophe.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.


32.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... any cause other than our own.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
We saw as never before that we could not lend the A.A. name to any cause other than our own.


33.
View PREAMBLE   ... any causes.  Grapevine Preamble  
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.


34.
View INTRODUCTION   ... any change to it.  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.


35.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... any city in the country.  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.


36.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any conception he likes, provided it makes ...  BB Working With Others, p.93  
He can choose any conception he likes, provided it makes sense to him.


37.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... any considerable period we get worse, never ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Over any considerable period we get worse, never better.


38.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... any considerable property of genuine use to ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


39.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... any considerable property of genuine use to ...  12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


40.
View PREAMBLE   ... any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any ...  Grapevine Preamble  
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.


41.
View STEP TWO essay   ... any conviction at all.  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
He thinks himself lost to the comfort of any conviction at all.


42.
View STEP TWO essay   ... any demand for reward.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward.


43.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... any difference.  BB To Wives, p.108  
We realize some men are thoroughly bad-intentioned, that no amount of patience will make any difference.


44.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... any direct guidance we may receive while ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


45.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any direction he likes.  BB Working With Others, p.95  
If you do stay, let him steer the conversation in any direction he likes.


46.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... any direction if he fails to show ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof.


47.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... any doctor would set his other ambitions ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
In the radiance of such a miraculous discovery, any doctor would set his other ambitions aside, at whatever personal cost.


48.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any drinkers who want to recover.  BB Working With Others, p.89  
Perhaps you are not acquainted with any drinkers who want to recover.


49.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... any dues, no board of directors who ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


50.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... any effect.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called "moral psychology," and we doubted if even that would have any effect.


51.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... any emergency.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Without it, they cannot live to much useful purpose, or, in adversity, be able to summon the faith that can meet any emergency.


52.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... any enterprise whatever in the total field ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The A.A. groups, many thought, could go into business, might finance any enterprise whatever in the total field of alcoholism.


53.
View STEP TWO essay   ... any erected by the unconvinced agnostic or ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
The roadblocks of indifference, fancied self-sufficiency, prejudice, and defiance often prove more solid and formidable for these people than any erected by the unconvinced agnostic or even the militant atheist.


54.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... any event, try to have your husband ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
In any event, try to have your husband read this book.


55.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... any evidence of a God who knew ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But certainly there wasn't any evidence of a God who knew or cared about human beings.


56.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... any expense will later be deducted from ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
If you propose such a procedure to him, it may be necessary to advance the cost of treatment, but we believe it should be made plain that any expense will later be deducted from his pay.


57.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... any experienced A.A. will tell how his ...  12&12 Step Eleven, pp.104-105  
Almost any experienced A.A. will tell how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he tried to improve his conscious contact with God.


58.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any extreme to do so.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Then let his family or a friend ask him if he wants to quit for good and if he would go to any extreme to do so.


59.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... any extreme to do so, you may ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
After satisfying yourself that your man wants to recover and that he will go to any extreme to do so, you may suggest a definite course of action.


60.
View STEP TWO essay   ... any faith at all, for they think ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Sometimes A.A. comes harder to those who have lost or rejected faith than to those who never had any faith at all, for they think they have tried faith and found it wanting.


61.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... any feel that as psychiatrists directing a ...  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.


62.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... any fight, even a worthy one.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
As by some deep instinct, we A.A.'s have known from the very beginning that we must never, no matter what the provocation, publicly take sides in any fight, even a worthy one.


63.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any financial level, quite impossible.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
And these were fears which would make a serene and useful existence, at any financial level, quite impossible.


64.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... any form at all; and once having ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; and once having formed the habit and found they cannot break it, once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve.


65.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... any form of trouble and misery which ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
There is scarcely any form of trouble and misery which has not been overcome among us.


66.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... any God.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
We well remember how something deep inside us kept rebelling against the idea of bowing before any God.


67.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... any good.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
I honestly doubted whether, on balance, the religions of mankind had done any good.


68.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any good, for not one drinker in ...  BB Working With Others, p.103  
We would not even do the cause of temperate drinking any good, for not one drinker in a thousand likes to be told anything about alcohol by one who hates it.


69.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any good in the first place.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
They may even begin to suspect it had never been any good in the first place.


70.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... any good purpose, we are willing to ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
When it will serve any good purpose, we are willing to announce our convictions with tact and common sense.


71.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any good social, business, or personal reason ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, "Have I any good social, business, or personal reason for going to this place?


72.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... any help to us for, as you ...  BB To Employers, p.148  
I don't see how you can be of any help to us for, as you see, we don't have any alcoholic problem."


73.
View STEP SIX essay   ... any human being all his natural drives.  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So far as we know, it is nowhere on the record that God has completely removed from any human being all his natural drives.


74.
View STEP TWO essay   ... any idea how irrational they are, or ...  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.


75.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any indication that he wants to stop, ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
If there is any indication that he wants to stop, have a good talk with the person most interested in him -- usually his wife.


76.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... any individual as alcoholic, but you can ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
We do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself.


77.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... any kind, nor any lurking notion that ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol.


78.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... any kind of treatment which will make ...  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.


79.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... any kind, the informality, the genuine democracy, ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
The very practical approach to his problems, the absence of intolerance of any kind, the informality, the genuine democracy, the uncanny understanding which these people had were irresistible.


80.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... any knowledge of the bootlegger who soon ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
At that time I was not aware of the almost unlimited supply the government made it possible for us doctors to obtain, neither had I any knowledge of the bootlegger who soon appeared on the horizon.


81.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... any length to get it -- then you ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.


82.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... any lengths for victory over alcohol.  BB Into Action, p.76  
Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol.


83.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... any lengths to find a spiritual experience, ...  BB Into Action, p.79  
Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be.


84.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... any life run on self-will can hardly ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on self-will can hardly be a success.


85.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... any longshoreman a Sunday supplement describing a ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Show any longshoreman a Sunday supplement describing a proposal to explore the moon by means of a rocket and he will say, "I bet they do it -- maybe not so long either."


86.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... any lurking notion that someday we will ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol.


87.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... any man, who tries to run his ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


88.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... any mark of dissipation.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Hardly one of our crowd now shows any mark of dissipation.


89.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... any means a full catalogue of the ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Such gross misbehavior is not by any means a full catalogue of the harms we do.


90.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, ...  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.


91.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... any meritorious cause.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
In fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the whole weight of the A.A. name behind any meritorious cause.


92.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection.


93.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any more.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Through it we begin to learn right relations with people who understand us; we don't have to be alone any more.


94.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... any more in a social sense, we ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
But we soon discovered that while we weren't alone any more in a social sense, we still suffered many of the old pangs of anxious apartness.


95.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... any more of what he saw and ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.145  
Ed never confided any more of what he saw and felt in that hotel room.


96.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... any more than alcohol.  BB How It Works, p.66  
We could not wish them away any more than alcohol.


97.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... any new mistakes as we go along.  BB Into Action, p.84  
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along.


98.
View STEP TWO essay   Any number of A.A.'s can say to ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Any number of A.A.'s can say to the drifter, "Yes, we were diverted from our childhood faith, too.


99.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any number of ideas, people, and constructive ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
In partnership with others -- women and men -- they can devote themselves to any number of ideas, people, and constructive projects.


100.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... any obligation whatever, is unwise.  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.


101.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... any obligation whatever, is unwise.  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.


102.
View STEP TEN essay   ... any of these people, we can promptly ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Whenever we fail any of these people, we can promptly admit it -- to ourselves always, and to them also, when the admission would be helpful.


103.
View STEP ONE essay   ... any of us.  12&12 Step One, p.24  
He had hit bottom as truly as any of us.


104.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... any of us to fully define or ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.


105.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... any one of a hundred alibis.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
If you ask him why he started on that last bender, the chances are he will offer you any one of a hundred alibis.


106.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... any one of those about us.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
This self-centered behavior blocked a partnership relation with any one of those about us.


107.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any one situation is to deny some ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.


108.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
10. No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


109.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly ...  12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
Ten -- No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


110.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... any other.  BB How It Works, p.68  
Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or any other.


111.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... any other?  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
As generous as Charlie has been to us, don't you see that we can't tie this thing up with his hospital or any other?


112.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... any other cause.  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.


113.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... any other form of intellectual pride which ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
If you think you are an atheist, an agnostic, a skeptic, or have any other form of intellectual pride which keeps you from accepting what is in this book, I feel sorry for you.


114.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... any other human being can provide such ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Except in a few rare cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense.


115.
View STEP TWO essay   ... any other human being without any demand ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward.


116.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... any other problem.  BB How It Works, p.69  
In other words, we treat sex as we would any other problem.


117.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... any other problem we could possibly have.  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
If that degree of humility could enable us to find the grace by which such a deadly obsession could be banished, then there must be hope of the same result respecting any other problem we could possibly have.


118.
View STEP THREE essay   ... any other soldiers.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
They were just as capable of endurance and valor as any other soldiers.


119.
View TRADITION THREE essay   Any others would surely destroy us.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Any others would surely destroy us.


120.
View CONTENTS   ... any outside activity.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Six), p.11  
We saw that we could not lend the A.A. name to any outside activity.


121.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... any part of our day.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
A request for this fits in any part of our day.


122.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... any particular faith, sect or denomination, nor ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We are not allied with any particular faith, sect or denomination, nor do we oppose anyone.


123.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... any particular medical point of view, though ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Neither does A.A. take any particular medical point of view, though we cooperate widely with the men of medicine as well as with the men of religion.


124.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any passion for crusade or reform.  BB Working With Others, p.95  
You will be most successful with alcoholics if you do not exhibit any passion for crusade or reform.


125.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... any permanent values, this blindness to the ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
This lack of anchorage to any permanent values, this blindness to the true purpose of our lives, produced another bad result.


126.
View STEP SIX essay   ... any person capable of enough willingness and ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


127.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... any picture of the alcoholic which leaves ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
In our belief, any picture of the alcoholic which leaves out this physical factor is incomplete.


128.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... any power.  BB To Wives, p.118  
At such moments we forget that alcoholism is an illness over which we could not possibly have had any power.


129.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any prejudice he may have against certain ...  BB Working With Others, p.93  
There is no use arousing any prejudice he may have against certain theological terms and conceptions about which he may already be confused.


130.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... any prejudice you may have against spiritual ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you.


131.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... any pressing problems or worries.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
Neither did I have any pressing problems or worries.


132.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... any problem.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
It stood to reason that if alcoholism could be licked, so could any problem.


133.
View CONTENTS   ... any public controversy.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Ten), p.12  
A.A. does not take sides in any public controversy.


134.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... any public solicitation of funds using the ...  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.


135.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... any public solicitation of funds using the ...  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.


136.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... any punishment.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Neither its General Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) nor the humblest group committee can issue a single directive to an A.A. member and make it stick, let alone mete out any punishment.


137.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... any question in an embattled world.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
Nor has our Fellowship ever publicly taken sides on any question in an embattled world.


138.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... any questioning or criticism of his actions ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
To any questioning or criticism of his actions he instantly proffers his reliance upon prayer for guidance in all matters great or small.


139.
View STEP NINE essay   ... any questions of timing or caution.  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
In this area there are seldom any questions of timing or caution.


140.
View PREFACE   ... any radical changes being made in it.  BB Preface, p.xi  
Because this book has become the basic text for our Society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery, there exists strong sentiment against any radical changes being made in it.


141.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... any real ability to cope with life.  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.


142.
View STEP SIX essay   ... any real advantage in the use of ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
If we would gain any real advantage in the use of this Step on problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.


143.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any realization of the fact, the wife ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Very gradually, and usually without any realization of the fact, the wife is forced to become the mother of an erring boy.


144.
View CONTENTS   ... any related enterprise, no matter how good.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Six), p.11  
Experience proved that we could not endorse any related enterprise, no matter how good.


145.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... any related enterprise, no matter how good.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
These adventures implanted a deep-rooted conviction that in no circumstances could we endorse any related enterprise, no matter how good.


146.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... any related facility or outside enterprise, lest ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Six -- An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.


147.
View CONTENTS   ... any related facility or outside enterprise, lest ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Six), p.11  
Tradition Six -- "An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose."


148.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... any related facility or outside enterprise, lest ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
"An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose."


149.
View STEP SIX essay   ... any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


150.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any results are to be expected.  BB Working With Others, pp.98-99  
In many homes this is a difficult thing to do, but it must be done if any results are to be expected.


151.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... any salesman could possibly be.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
A power driver, this one, and brash as any salesman could possibly be.


152.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure.


153.
View PREAMBLE   ... any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; ...  Grapevine Preamble  
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.


154.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... any single leader.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
This is the experience which has led us to the conclusion that our group conscience, well-advised by its elders, will be in the long run wiser than any single leader.


155.
View STEP THREE essay   ... any sort must be intolerably damaging.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
This very form of faulty dependence has caused many a rebellious alcoholic to conclude that dependence of any sort must be intolerably damaging.


156.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... any sort of treatment or outside help.  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, psychiatrist: "As a psychiatrist, I have thought a great deal about the relationship of my specialty to A.A. and I have come to the conclusion that our particular function can very often lie in preparing the way for the patient to accept any sort of treatment or outside help.


157.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... any sort, we have often found this ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
Though there may be justifiable exceptions, and though we wish to lay down no rule of any sort, we have often found this the best course to take.


158.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... any source, or of contributions carrying any ...  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.


159.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... any source, or of contributions carrying any ...  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.


160.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... any special individual skills.  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.150-151  
The unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to, the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on any special individual skills.


161.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... any Step is more necessary to longtime ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
But scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one.


162.
View STEP TEN essay   ... any success we may be having is ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.


163.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... any then imagine a society which would ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Could any then imagine a society which would include every conceivable kind of character, and cut across every barrier of race, creed, politics, and language with ease?


164.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   Any therapeutic or philosophic procedure which can ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Any therapeutic or philosophic procedure which can prove a recovery rate of 50% to 60% must merit our consideration."


165.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any, this group of alcoholics had in ...  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.


166.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... any thought or effort on our part.  BB Into Action, p.85  
We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part.


167.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any time of the day or night.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
Your telephone may jangle at any time of the day or night.


168.
View STEP TEN essay   ... any time of the day, whenever we ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
There's the spot-check inventory, taken at any time of the day, whenever we find ourselves getting tangled up.


169.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... any too smart, but felt reassured as ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I vaguely sensed I was not being any too smart, but felt reassured as I was taking the whiskey on a full stomach.


170.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... any traveling man can inform you.(*)  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
This practice enables us to lend a hand, at the same time avoiding certain alluring distractions of the road, about which any traveling man can inform you.(*)


171.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... any treatment with which we are familiar, ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
It has never been, by any treatment with which we are familiar, permanently eradicated.


172.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... any trouble.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
Consequently, I could not get into any trouble.


173.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   Any two or three alcoholics gathered together ...  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.


174.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... "Any two or three alcoholics gathered together ...  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."


175.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   Any two or three alcoholics gathered together ...  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.


176.
View STEP THREE essay   ... any virtue that we have been driven ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


177.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... any way."  BB To Employers, p.136  
He left us a note saying you were the best boss he ever had, and that you were not to blame in any way."


178.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... any way you please.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
They even had to coin a couple of sentences which still go into half the letters they write: "Of course, you are at perfect liberty to handle this matter any way you please.


179.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... any wife or child neurotic.  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
A doctor said to us, "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic.


180.
View STEP ONE essay   ... any -- will be precarious.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Until he so humbles himself, his sobriety -- if any -- will be precarious.


181.
View STEP THREE essay   Any willing newcomer feels sure A.A. is ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Any willing newcomer feels sure A.A. is the only safe harbor for the foundering vessel he has become.


182.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... any woman who has sent her husband ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
Ask any woman who has sent her husband to distant places on the theory he would escape the alcohol problem.


183.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... any workable method of handling the situation.  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
The doctor proved to be able and exceedingly anxious to adopt any workable method of handling the situation.


184.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... any worldly success we became depressed and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
If we didn't have much of any worldly success we became depressed and cowed.


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