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


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... begins to appear at hospitals and sanitariums.   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Then he begins to appear at hospitals and sanitariums.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... begins to assert himself.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Father, coming suddenly to life again, often begins to assert himself.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... begins to be more objective, the newcomer ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
As soon as he begins to be more objective, the newcomer can fearlessly, rather than fearfully, look at his own defects.


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... begins to be shared with the first ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Very soon, though, his assumed authority to run everything begins to be shared with the first alcoholics he has helped.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... begins to be taken as a matter ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at their strange new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... begins to feel lonely, sorry for himself.   BB Into Action, p.81  
The husband begins to feel lonely, sorry for himself.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... begins to lose all control of his ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He may start off as a moderate drinker; he may or may not become a continuous hard drinker; but at some stage of his drinking career he begins to lose all control of his liquor consumption, once he starts to drink.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Where humility had formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which can give us serenity.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... begins to see his shortcomings and admits ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion.


11.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... begins to think life doesn't treat him ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
He begins to think life doesn't treat him right.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... begins to think once more how he ...   BB To Wives, p.109  
But when he gets over the spree, he begins to think once more how he can drink moderately next time.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... begins to use a combination of high-powered ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
As matters grow worse, he begins to use a combination of high-powered sedative and liquor to quiet his nerves so he can go to work.


14.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... begins when one alcoholic talks with another ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.


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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