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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 CONTENTS   ... bottom?  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Why must every A.A. hit bottom?


2.
View STEP ONE essay   ... bottom.  12&12 Step One, p.24  
The answer is that few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless they have hit bottom.


3.
View STEP TEN essay   ... bottom.  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
This odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top to bottom.


4.
View STEP ONE essay   ... bottom as truly as any of us.  12&12 Step One, p.24  
He had hit bottom as truly as any of us.


5.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... bottom, becoming club members; others started in ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
Some would start at the top and come through to the bottom, becoming club members; others started in the club, pitched a binge, were hospitalized, then graduated to education on the third floor.


6.
View STEP ONE essay   ... bottom cases only.  12&12 Step One, pp.22-23  
That is why the first edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," published when our membership was small, dealt with low-bottom cases only.


7.
View STEP ONE essay   ... bottom first?  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Why all this insistence that every A.A. must hit bottom first?


8.
View STEP SIX essay   ... bottom levels.  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Of course, most human beings don't suffer these defects at these rock-bottom levels.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... bottom of our heart that we know ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
We thank God from the bottom of our heart that we know Him better.


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... bottom of the Potomac River?  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Did not Professor Langley's flying machine go to the bottom of the Potomac River?


11.
View STEP ONE essay   ... bottom the rest of us had hit ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
It was obviously necessary to raise the bottom the rest of us had hit to the point where it would hit them.


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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