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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 SEVEN essay   ... both A.A. and the public.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
The board would be isolated, and would fall under heavy attack of criticism from both A.A. and the public.


2.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, to use the ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Instead, the Washingtonians permitted politicians and reformers, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, to use the society for their own purposes.


3.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... both among fellow alcoholics and before the ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


4.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... both as its director of publicity and ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The association wanted to use our member's full name in all its advertising; he was to be described both as its director of publicity and as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.


5.
View STEP TWO essay   ... both cases, we had been asking something ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In both cases, we had been asking something for nothing.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... both classifications.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
But just as often some of us will fit more or less into both classifications.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... both family and friends.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Going to the extreme, he can become a miser, or even a recluse who denies himself both family and friends.


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   Both father and mother were considerably above ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
Both father and mother were considerably above the average in intelligence.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Both father and the family are mistaken, ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
Both father and the family are mistaken, though each side may have some justification.


10.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... both gin and sedative.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Next day found me drinking both gin and sedative.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   Both his pride and his fear beat ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Both his pride and his fear beat him back every time he tries to look within himself.


12.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... both home and business.   BB To Employers, p.143  
We all had to place recovery above everything, for without recovery we would have lost both home and business.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... both humanitarian and business, in the well-being ...   BB To Employers, p.149  
There is a real interest, both humanitarian and business, in the well-being of employees.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... both in deportment and scholastically.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
This I did, and proved myself satisfactory to the faculty, both in deportment and scholastically.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... both in the bodily and mental sense, ...   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.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... both legs.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
He tells you he has decided to stop jay-walking for good, but in a few weeks he breaks both legs.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... both like parties which would be dull ...   BB To Wives, p.110  
Perhaps you both like parties which would be dull without liquor.


18.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... both my father and mother were most ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
My father was a professional man of recognized ability and both my father and mother were most active in church affairs.


19.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... both of ourselves and of others involved.   12&12 Step Eight, p.82  
We should avoid extreme judgments, both of ourselves and of others involved.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Both of them blame each other and ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Both of them blame each other and ask when their marriage is ever going to be happy again.


21.
View TO WIVES chapter   Both of you will awaken to a ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
Both of you will awaken to a new sense of responsibility for others.


22.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... both parties.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
When the time for living together has come, it will be apparent to both parties.


23.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... both past and present, what sex situations ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Questioning directed to this end might run like this: Looking at both past and present, what sex situations have caused me anxiety, bitterness, frustration, or depression?


24.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... both practice and humility, they had deluded ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Lacking both practice and humility, they had deluded themselves and were able to justify the most arrant nonsense on the ground that this was what God had told them.


25.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... both propositions.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I had to concede both propositions.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Both saw that they must keep spiritually ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
Both saw that they must keep spiritually active.


27.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... both show a willingness to remedy your ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
If you both show a willingness to remedy your own defects, there will be little need to criticize each other.


28.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... both, so that I did not touch ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I think I must have been thoroughly scared by what had happened, or by the doctor, or probably both, so that I did not touch a drink again until the country went dry.


29.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... both sobriety and peace of mind will ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... both take an interest in them.   BB To Wives, p.112  
You might suggest that you both take an interest in them.


31.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... both the just and the unjust.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Even the suggestion of such a thing never fails to whip up a hurricane, and we have discovered that hurricanes have a way of mauling with equal severity both the just and the unjust.


32.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... both the visitors burst into a laugh.   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
At this both the visitors burst into a laugh.


33.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... both, then the following suggestions may be ...   BB To Employers, p.140  
If your decision is yes, whether the reason be humanitarian or business or both, then the following suggestions may be helpful.


34.
View STEP TWO essay   ... both ways have proved bitterly disappointing, they ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Since both ways have proved bitterly disappointing, they have concluded there is no place whatever for them to go.


35.
View FOREWORD   Both were severe cases of alcoholism and ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Both were severe cases of alcoholism and were destined to become co-founders of the A.A. Fellowship.


36.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... both will decide that the way of ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
It may be that both will decide that the way of good sense and loving kindness is to let by-gones be by-gones.


37.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Both you and the new man must ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
Both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress.


38.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... both you and your husband will be ...   BB To Wives, p.117  
The faith and sincerity of both you and your husband will be put to the test.


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