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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... call a doctor and administer sedatives under ...   BB Working With Others, p.97  
Sometimes you will have to call a doctor and administer sedatives under his direction.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... call," and extracted from my wife a ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
Wishing to be polite, though I felt very badly, I said, "Let's make the call," and extracted from my wife a promise that we would not stay over fifteen minutes.


3.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... call Ed.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Not long after the man with the double stigma knocked for admission, A.A.'s other group received into its membership a salesman we shall call Ed.


4.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... call for more information.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Doctors read medical papers about Alcoholics Anonymous and call for more information.


5.
View STEP TEN essay   ... call for self-control.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
Disagreeable or unexpected problems are not the only ones that call for self-control.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... call him.   BB To Employers, p.147  
If he is conscientiously following the program of recovery he can go anywhere your business may call him.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... call Him by name.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... call it an index of maladjustments.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Still others will call it an index of maladjustments.


9.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... call it "God-consciousness."   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Our more religious members call it "God-consciousness."


10.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... call it nowadays.   BB How It Works, p.61  
Our actor is self-centered -- ego-centric, as people like to call it nowadays.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... call it off, for he has helped ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
You should not be offended if he wants to call it off, for he has helped you more than you have helped him.


12.
View STEP SIX essay   ... call it "taking our comfort."   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
When gluttony is less than ruinous, we have a milder word for that, too; we call it "taking our comfort."


13.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... call it the result of instincts in ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
To define the word "harm" in a practical way, we might call it the result of instincts in collision, which cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.


14.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... call Jim.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
Our first example is a friend we shall call Jim.


15.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... call Middleton, a real crackerjack had started ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In a town we'll call Middleton, a real crackerjack had started up.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Call on him while he is still ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Call on him while he is still jittery.


17.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... call some groups "wet," others "dry," still ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
There would be real danger should we commence to call some groups "wet," others "dry," still others "Republican" or "Communist," and yet others "Catholic" or "Protestant."


18.
View STEP SIX essay   ... call that "retiring."   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
And how often we work hard with no better motive than to be secure and slothful later on -- only we call that "retiring."


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... call the fourth dimension of existence.   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension of existence.


20.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... call the tune, and if the A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Whoever pays the piper is apt to call the tune, and if the A.A. Foundation obtained money from outside sources, its trustees might be tempted to run things without reference to the wishes of A.A. as a whole.


21.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.


22.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... call themselves an A.A. group provided that ...   12&12 Tradition Four, pp.146-147  
So confident of this had we become that the original statement of A.A. tradition carried this significant sentence: "Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group provided that as a group they have no other affiliation."


23.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, ...   12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... call this plain insanity.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
Whatever the precise definition of the word may be, we call this plain insanity.


25.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... call to his attention the fact that ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
Admit that he probably knows more about it than you do, but call to his attention the fact that however deep his faith and knowledge, he could not have applied it or he would not drink.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... call to the clergyman led him presently ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
His call to the clergyman led him presently to a certain resident of the town, who, though formerly able and respected, was then nearing the nadir of alcoholic despair.


27.
View STEP TWO essay   ... call us precocious.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We loved to have people call us precocious.


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