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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 STEP SIX essay   ... called a man who is sincerely trying ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... called a professional A.A.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... called a spiritual awakening.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Our Twelfth Step also says that as a result of practicing all the Steps, we have each found something called a spiritual awakening.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... called acts of God.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Loved ones, upon whom we heartily depended, were taken from us by so-called acts of God.


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... called again.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
The next day she called again.


6.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... called "Alcoholics and God."   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
In the fall of 1939 Fulton Oursler, then editor of Liberty, printed a piece in his magazine, called "Alcoholics and God."


7.
View FOREWORD   ... called "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book was called "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the Fellowship took its name.


8.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... called Alcoholics Anonymous, from the title of ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The fledgling society, which had been nameless, now began to be called Alcoholics Anonymous, from the title of its own book.


9.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... called alcoholics, are astonished at their inability ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Certain drinkers, who would be greatly insulted if called alcoholics, are astonished at their inability to stop.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... called an alcoholic.   BB To Wives, p.109  
He would probably be insulted if he were called an alcoholic.


11.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... called anything else?   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
How can such a lack of proportion, of the ability to think straight, be called anything else?


12.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... called beer experiment.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
For the benefit of those experimentally inclined, I should mention the so-called beer experiment.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... called belladonna treatment my brain cleared.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Under the so-called belladonna treatment my brain cleared.


14.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
(This address is now available in pamphlet form at nominal cost through most A.A. groups or from Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, under the title "Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the Illness.")


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... called guidance.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
He may have forgotten the possibility that his own wishful thinking and the human tendency to rationalize have distorted his so-called guidance.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... called in, and the weary round of ...   BB To Wives, p.110  
Maybe the doctor has been called in, and the weary round of sanitariums and hospitals has begun.


17.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... called intergroup associations are found under the ...   BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
These so-called intergroup associations are found under the listing "A.A." or "Alcoholics Anonymous" in telephone directories.


18.
View STEP ONE essay   ... called it.   12&12 Step One, p.22  
Relentlessly deepening our dilemma, our sponsors pointed out our increasing sensitivity to alcohol -- an allergy, they called it.


19.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... called it "Alcoholics Anonymous."   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
When the Big Book appeared in 1939, we called it "Alcoholics Anonymous."


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... called leading with the chin.   BB Into Action, p.77  
In the prize ring, this would be called leading with the chin.


21.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... called, let's take a universally recognized list ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To avoid falling into confusion over the names these defects should be called, let's take a universally recognized list of major human failings -- the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... called loners tell us they no longer ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Surrounded by so many A.A. friends, these so-called loners tell us they no longer feel alone.


23.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... called los Doce Pasos in one country, ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The Twelve Steps that summarize the program may be called los Doce Pasos in one country, les Douze Etapes in another, but they trace exactly the same path to recovery that was blazed by the earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous.


24.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... called me from Hartford on two successive ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
Not long afterward he had called me from Hartford on two successive days, so drunk he could hardly speak.


25.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... called meditation, perhaps our very first attempt ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
This much could be a fragment of what is called meditation, perhaps our very first attempt at a mood, a flier into the realm of spirit, if you like.


26.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... called "moral psychology," and we doubted if ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called "moral psychology," and we doubted if even that would have any effect.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... called my friend, the doctor, to ask ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
For a moment I was alarmed, and called my friend, the doctor, to ask if I were still sane.


28.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... called on for recitation.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
Many mornings I have gone to classes, and even though fully prepared, would turn and walk back to the fraternity house because of my jitters, not daring to enter the classroom for fear of making a scene should I be called on for recitation.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... called problem drinkers.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When A.A. was quite young, a number of eminent psychologists and doctors made an exhaustive study of a good-sized group of so-called problem drinkers.


30.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... called rotating committee, very sharply limited in ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
In either case, the group now has a so-called rotating committee, very sharply limited in its authority.


31.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... called self-forgetting.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
This he would try to do by what he called self-forgetting.


32.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... called "short form" the form in general ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
On the next page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen in their so-called "short form" the form in general use today.


33.
View PREFACE   ... called "The Doctor's Opinion" has been kept ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
The section called "The Doctor's Opinion" has been kept intact, just as it was originally written in 1939 by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, our Society's great medical benefactor.


34.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... called to see me, and I experienced ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
One year later he called to see me, and I experienced a very strange sensation.


35.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... called up my wife one Saturday afternoon ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
About this time a lady called up my wife one Saturday afternoon saying she wanted me to come over that evening to meet a friend of hers who might help me.


36.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... called up the head nurse of a ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
One day they called up the head nurse of a local hospital.


37.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... called upon only in an emergency.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We began to get over the idea that the Higher Power was a sort of bush-league pinch hitter, to be called upon only in an emergency.


38.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... called vital spiritual experiences.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Here and there, once in a while, alcoholics have had what are called vital spiritual experiences.


39.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... called will power becomes practically nonexistent.   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent.


40.
View STEP THREE essay   ... called willingness.   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
There is only one key, and it is called willingness.


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