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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 FOREWORD   ... based, and after a large amount of ...   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.


2.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... based foursquare on the single purpose of ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
It was based foursquare on the single purpose of A.A.


3.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... based on attraction rather than promotion; we ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Eleven -- Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.


4.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... based on attraction rather than promotion; we ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
"Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films."


5.
View STEP TWO essay   ... based on his own experience, of course.   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
"This is only one man's opinion based on his own experience, of course.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... based on self which later placed us ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt.


7.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... based on the kinship of common suffering; ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


8.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... based only on the desire to help ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost from the beginning, we have been positive that face-to-face work with the alcoholic who suffers could be based only on the desire to help and be helped.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... based only upon forgetfulness of the past.   BB The Family Afterward, pp.123-124  
The family may be possessed by the idea that future happiness can be based only upon forgetfulness of the past.


10.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... based upon a supposition that we know ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
Such prayers, of course, are fundamentally good acts, but often they are based upon a supposition that we know God's will for the person for whom we pray.


11.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... based upon attraction rather than promotion.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
Our public relations were to be based upon attraction rather than promotion.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... based upon experience, some of it painful.   BB To Wives, p.121  
But what we have related is based upon experience, some of it painful.


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... based upon shortsighted or unworthy desires are ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We have seen that character defects based upon shortsighted or unworthy desires are the obstacles that block our path toward these objectives.


14.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... based upon that alone, wouldn't be nearly ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Hence it was most evident that a solitary self-appraisal, and the admission of our defects based upon that alone, wouldn't be nearly enough.


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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