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1.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... cases.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We should like to be helpful to such cases.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... cases.  BB Into Action, p.83  
And there may be a valid reason for postponement in some cases.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... cases.  BB To Wives, p.120  
Though it is infinitely better that he have no relapse at all, as has been true with many of our men, it is by no means a bad thing in some cases.


4.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... cases action ought to be deferred, we ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Though in some cases we cannot make restitution at all, and in some cases action ought to be deferred, we should nevertheless make an accurate and really exhaustive survey of our past life as it has affected other people.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... cases, and we may be deeply discouraged ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps this will happen in a succession of cases, and we may be deeply discouraged as to our ability to carry A.A.'s message.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... cases are the unusual ones.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
But those cases are the unusual ones.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... cases as yours.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Though not a religious person, I have profound respect for the spiritual approach in such cases as yours.


8.
View STEP ONE essay   ... cases could swallow and digest this unpalatable ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
In A.A.'s pioneering time, none but the most desperate cases could swallow and digest this unpalatable truth.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... cases it may be better to let ...  BB To Wives, p.113  
In some cases it may be better to let someone outside the family present the book.


10.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... cases it was found that our self-esteem, ...  BB How It Works, p.64  
In most cases it was found that our self-esteem, our pocketbooks, our ambitions, our personal relationships (including sex) were hurt or threatened.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... cases it will, and in others it ...  BB To Employers, p.144  
In some cases it will, and in others it may not.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... cases, neither he nor any other human ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Except in a few rare cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense.


13.
View FOREWORD   ... cases of alcoholism and were destined to ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Both were severe cases of alcoholism and were destined to become co-founders of the A.A. Fellowship.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... cases, of liquor as their exchequers permitted, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I knew everyone would buy a few bottles, or cases, of liquor as their exchequers permitted, and that it would soon be gone.


15.
View STEP ONE essay   ... 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.


16.
View STEP TEN essay   ... cases our motives won't be hard to ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
In most cases our motives won't be hard to see and understand.


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... cases out of ten the unexpected happens.  BB Into Action, p.78  
In nine cases out of ten the unexpected happens.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... cases out of their own experience by ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They cited cases out of their own experience by the dozen.


19.
View STEP SIX essay   ... cases still to say, "This I cannot ...  12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Perhaps we shall be obliged in some cases still to say, "This I cannot give up yet...," but we should not say to ourselves, "This I will never give up!"


20.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... cases such as yours have been occurring ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Exceptions to cases such as yours have been occurring since early times.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... cases, the alcoholic survived this ordeal without ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
In most cases, the alcoholic survived this ordeal without relapse, but not always.


22.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... cases the wife will never come back ...  BB Working With Others, p.99  
In some cases the wife will never come back for one reason or another.


23.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... cases, their ideals must be grounded in ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
In nearly all cases, their ideals must be grounded in a power greater than themselves, if they are to re-create their lives.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... cases, there is virtually no other solution."  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
For most cases, there is virtually no other solution."


25.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... cases, they had a terrific aversion to ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
It was soon apparent that while alcoholics would spend lavishly on Twelfth Step cases, they had a terrific aversion to dropping money into a meeting-place hat for group purposes.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... cases they made an effort to bring ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They experienced a few distressing failures, but in those cases they made an effort to bring the man's family into a spiritual way of living, thus relieving much worry and suffering.


27.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... cases, too, where we had damaged others ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
There were cases, too, where we had damaged others who were still happily unaware of being hurt.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... cases was not so well understood as ...  BB A Vision For You, pp.156-157  
The use of spiritual principles in such cases was not so well understood as it is now.


29.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... cases we cannot make restitution at all, ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Though in some cases we cannot make restitution at all, and in some cases action ought to be deferred, we should nevertheless make an accurate and really exhaustive survey of our past life as it has affected other people.


30.
View STEP NINE essay   ... cases, we get a cool and skeptical ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Or we may be tipped over in the other direction when, in rare cases, we get a cool and skeptical reception.


31.
View STEP TWO essay   ... cases, we had been asking something for ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In both cases, we had been asking something for nothing.


32.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... cases we have followed through have been ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
The cases we have followed through have been most interesting; in fact, many of them are amazing.


33.
View STEP NINE essay   ... cases, we may need to use a ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
But even in these cases, we may need to use a little more discretion than we did with the family.


34.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... cases we ought to pray that God's ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
It is A.A.'s experience that particularly in these cases we ought to pray that God's will, whatever it is, be done for others as well as for ourselves.


35.
View STEP NINE essay   ... cases where action ought to be deferred, ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


36.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... cases where alcoholism is complicated by other ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
Sometimes there are cases where alcoholism is complicated by other disorders.


37.
View STEP TEN essay   ... cases where our ancient enemy, rationalization, has ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
There are cases where our ancient enemy, rationalization, has stepped in and has justified conduct which was really wrong.


38.
View STEP NINE essay   ... cases where our disclosure would cause actual ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
The only exceptions we will make will be cases where our disclosure would cause actual harm.


39.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... cases where pressure of the spinal fluid ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
I well remember the shock I received when a prominent doctor in Chicago told me of cases where pressure of the spinal fluid actually ruptured the brain.


40.
View STEP NINE essay   ... cases where such a matter must be ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
And even in those cases where such a matter must be discussed, let's try to avoid harming third parties, whoever they may be.


41.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... cases where the utmost frankness is demanded.  BB Into Action, p.82  
Perhaps there are some cases where the utmost frankness is demanded.


42.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... cases where this difficulty lasted long.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
We do not know of many cases where this difficulty lasted long.


43.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... cases who were of the type with ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
I personally know scores of cases who were of the type with whom other methods had failed completely.


44.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... cases will pay dividends.  BB To Employers, p.141  
Your understanding treatment of their cases will pay dividends.


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