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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 TWELVE essay   ... common.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
The doctors weren't trying to find how different we were from one another; they sought to find whatever personality traits, if any, this group of alcoholics had in common.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... common and that you would like, in ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
But point out that we alcoholics have much in common and that you would like, in any case, to be friendly.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... common are not too hard to understand.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
And these things which they have in common are not too hard to understand.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... common effort, the well-understood fact that in ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


5.
View STEP TEN essay   ... common enough, we A.A.'s find we need ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Although these attitudes are common enough, we A.A.'s find we need something much better in order to keep our balance.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... common form of trouble too.   BB Into Action, p.79  
That's a common form of trouble too.


7.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... common good, we realize that the sacrificial ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Because A.A.'s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, we realize that the sacrificial spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... common ground of tolerance, understanding and love.   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
All members of the family should meet upon the common ground of tolerance, understanding and love.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... common interest in A.A. and spiritual things, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
Their common suffering as drinkers, their common interest in A.A. and spiritual things, often enhance such unions.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... common journey.   BB A Vision For You, pp.152-153  
You will be bound to them with new and wonderful ties, for you will escape disaster together and you will commence shoulder to shoulder your common journey.


11.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... common manifestations.   BB How It Works, p.64  
Being convinced that self, manifested in various ways, was what had defeated us, we considered its common manifestations.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... common peril is one element in the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us.


13.
View PREAMBLE   ... common problem and help others to recover ...   Grapevine Preamble  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


14.
View FOREWORD   ... common problems and to help fellow sufferers ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of more than one hundred thousand(*) alcoholic men and women who are banded together to solve their common problems and to help fellow sufferers in recovery from that age-old, baffling malady, alcoholism.


15.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... common sense.   BB Into Action, p.77  
When it will serve any good purpose, we are willing to announce our convictions with tact and common sense.


16.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... common sense and will power that he ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
What has become of the common sense and will power that he still sometimes displays with respect to other matters?


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... common sense, their will power?   BB To Wives, p.107  
What had become of their judgment, their common sense, their will power?


18.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Common sense would thus become uncommon sense.   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Common sense would thus become uncommon sense.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... common solution.   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... common suffering as drinkers, their common interest ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
Their common suffering as drinkers, their common interest in A.A. and spiritual things, often enhance such unions.


21.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... common suffering; one having a vast potential ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


22.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... common symptoms of emotional insecurity are worry, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
The most common symptoms of emotional insecurity are worry, anger, self-pity, and depression.


23.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... common: they cannot start drinking without developing ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
All these, and many others, have one symptom in common: they cannot start drinking without developing the phenomenon of craving.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... common to most denominations.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
We are dealing only with general principles common to most denominations.


25.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... common welfare came first.   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
How well they saw that their common welfare came first.


26.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... common welfare comes first.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Hence our common welfare comes first.


27.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... common welfare comes first.   12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
Hence our common welfare comes first.


28.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... common welfare first?   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
How can they possibly place their common welfare first?


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... common welfare is paramount.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
On such issues our common welfare is paramount.


30.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... common welfare is paramount.   12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
On such issues our common welfare is paramount.


31.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... common welfare should come first; personal recovery ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
One -- Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.


32.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... common welfare should come first; personal recovery ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
"Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity."


33.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... common with all the others.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
But certainly each genuine one has something in common with all the others.


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... common with these people, though he may ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Being possessed of a spiritual experience, the alcoholic will find he has much in common with these people, though he may differ with them on many matters.


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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