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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... away.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
The barriers he had built through the years were swept away.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... away.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
His alcoholic problem was taken away.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... away.   BB Into Action, p.84  
Self-seeking will slip away.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... away.   BB To Wives, p.104  
But for every man who drinks others are involved -- the wife who trembles in fear of the next debauch; the mother and father who see their son wasting away.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... away.   BB To Wives, p.105  
We have run away.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... away.   BB To Wives, p.110  
Maybe you have already been obliged to put him away.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... away.   BB To Wives, p.120  
If not, it had better be found out right away.


8.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... away.   12&12 Step Eight, pp.77-78  
But if a willing start is made, then the great advantages of doing this will so quickly reveal themselves that the pain will be lessened as one obstacle after another melts away.


9.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... away.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Moreover, he finds he cannot keep this priceless gift unless he gives it away.


10.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... away.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
It is the great paradox of A.A. that we know we can seldom keep the precious gift of sobriety unless we give it away.


11.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... away, a subtle change begins.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
As their grief and anxiety wear away, a subtle change begins.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... away and our isolation had become complete, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
But when self-will had driven everybody away and our isolation had become complete, it caused us to play the big shot in cheap barrooms and then fare forth alone on the street to depend upon the charity of passersby.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... away and walked down the lobby to ...   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
With a shiver, he turned away and walked down the lobby to the church directory.


14.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... away any alcoholic's full chance was sometimes ...   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.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... away any more than alcohol.   BB How It Works, p.66  
We could not wish them away any more than alcohol.


16.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... away by ourselves.   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
And we soon found that we could not wish or will them away by ourselves.


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... away for treatment will not be mentioned.   BB To Employers, pp.147-148  
If you take it, your past will be forgotten and the fact that you went away for treatment will not be mentioned.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... away from a highly strained, abnormal condition.   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Cessation of drinking is but the first step away from a highly strained, abnormal condition.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... away from drink, as he may do ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from drink, as he may do for months or years, he reacts much like other men.


20.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... away from him to throw down the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
If he can afford it, he may have liquor concealed all over his house to be certain no one gets his entire supply away from him to throw down the wastepipe.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... away from home more than when he ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Her husband may become so wrapped up in A.A. and his new friends that he is inconsiderately away from home more than when he drank.


22.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... away from meditation and prayer, we likewise ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support.


23.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... away from our aversion to the idea ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time.


24.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... away from the subject of God.   BB Into Action, p.77  
We don't use this as an excuse for shying away from the subject of God.


25.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... away from their individual responsibilities to act ...   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.


26.
View STEP TEN essay   ... away from us, bored or hurt.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Of course, people turned away from us, bored or hurt.


27.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... away from you.   BB To Employers, p.145  
He may, for example, reveal that he has padded his expense account or that he has planned to take your best customers away from you.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... away has fifteen fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous.   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
A community thirty miles away has fifteen fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous.


29.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... away, he'll soon die.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
If we turn this man away, he'll soon die.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... away, his home is a near-wreck and ...   BB To Wives, p.110  
His friends have slipped away, his home is a near-wreck and he cannot hold a position.


31.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... away his means of livelihood.   BB Into Action, p.80  
If he opened that old affair, he was afraid it would destroy the reputation of his partner, disgrace his family and take away his means of livelihood.


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... away in an hour.   BB Into Action, p.78  
Sometimes the man we are calling upon admits his own fault, so feuds of years' standing melt away in an hour.


33.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... away morbidity and encourage balance.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
This tends to clear away morbidity and encourage balance.


34.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... away my difficulties, that victory over them ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.


35.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... away prejudice, enables you to think honestly, ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
If our testimony helps sweep away prejudice, enables you to think honestly, encourages you to search diligently within yourself, then, if you wish, you can join us on the Broad Highway.


36.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... away, root and branch.   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch.


37.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... away the debris of the past, we ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; and third, having thus cleaned away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our newfound knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations with every human being we know.


38.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... away the debris which has accumulated out ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves.


39.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... away the entire product.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
He may not see at once that he has barely scratched a limitless lode which will pay dividends only if he mines it for the rest of his life and insists on giving away the entire product.


40.
View STEP THREE essay   ... away the self-will which has always blocked ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God -- or, if you like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.


41.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... away the theory or gadget which does ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Is not our age characterized by the ease with which we discard old ideas for new, by the complete readiness with which we throw away the theory or gadget which does not work for something new which does?


42.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... away the wreck.   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
It will take time to clear away the wreck.


43.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... away the wreckage of your past.   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Clear away the wreckage of your past.


44.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... away, we were bitterly hurt and disappointed.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
But when they finally resisted or ran away, we were bitterly hurt and disappointed.


45.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... away, whichever seems best.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Go or stay away, whichever seems best.


46.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... away with a few drinks now and ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
If he says yes, does he really mean it, or down inside does he think he is fooling you, and that after rest and treatment he will be able to get away with a few drinks now and then?


47.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... away with an answer.   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many an alcoholic who entered there came away with an answer.


48.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... away with it.   BB To Wives, p.108  
Don't let him get away with it.


49.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... away with them.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Inwardly he would give anything to take half a dozen drinks and get away with them.


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