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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 ONE essay   ... desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did not ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Many less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did not succeed because they could not make the admission of hopelessness.


2.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... desperate case, and that above all he ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
He soon proved that his was a desperate case, and that above all he wanted to get well.


3.
View STEP ONE essay   ... desperate cases could swallow and digest this ...  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.


4.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... desperate condition, brought to me.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
He was rescued by a searching party, and, in desperate condition, brought to me.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... desperate desire to stop, but saw no ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He had a desperate desire to stop, but saw no way out, for he had earnestly tried many avenues of escape.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... desperate desire to stop was explained.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My incredible behavior in the face of a desperate desire to stop was explained.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... desperate enough to accept with eagerness what ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
You are sure to find someone desperate enough to accept with eagerness what you offer.


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... desperate experiment of the first drink?  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
What sort of thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats time after time the desperate experiment of the first drink?


9.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... desperate one, recovered immediately and became A.A. ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Their very first case, a desperate one, recovered immediately and became A.A. number three.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... desperate ones, too.  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Silently and surely, electricity, that strange energy so few people understand, meets our simplest daily needs, and our most desperate ones, too.


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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