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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... down.  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
Then a mental fog settled down.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... down.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
Obviously, no rule can be laid down.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... down.  BB To Wives, p.117  
You will make mistakes, but if you are in earnest they will not drag you down.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... down.  BB To Wives, p.119  
If you cooperate, rather than complain, you will find that his excess enthusiasm will tone down.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... down.  BB To Employers, p.145  
Sometimes we alcoholics have an idea that people are trying to pull us down.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... down.  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down.


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... down."  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
But one of the friends said, "Put him in a private room. We'll be down."


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... down!  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
Your Heavenly Father will never let you down!


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... down.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
But it was the morality of the religionists themselves that really got us down.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... down.  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
No doubt we shall point with pride to the good lives we thought we led before the bottle cut us down.


11.
View STEP TEN essay   ... down.  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Or, the person concerned not being present, we thought we were helping others to understand him, when in actuality our true motive was to feel superior by pulling him down.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... down a lot.  BB How It Works, p.70  
If we have been thorough about our personal inventory, we have written down a lot.


13.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... down and left in terrified loneliness.  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
But even Bacchus boomeranged on us; we were finally struck down and left in terrified loneliness.


14.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... down and out without its unique but ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
This self-insurance has resulted in the restoration of physical, mental and spiritual health and self-respect to hundreds of men and women who would be hopelessly down and out without its unique but effective therapy."


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... down and pour liquor down my throat.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
So it doesn't behoove me to squawk about it for, after all, nobody ever had to throw me down and pour liquor down my throat.


16.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
They wanted to say that liquor should be enjoyed, not misused; hard drinkers ought to slow down, and problem drinkers -- alcoholics -- should not drink at all.


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... down and talk aloud about what we ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Until we actually sit down and talk aloud about what we have so long hidden, our willingness to clean house is still largely theoretical.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... down are guides to progress.  BB How It Works, p.60  
The principles we have set down are guides to progress.


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... down at a table and ordered a ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I sat down at a table and ordered a sandwich and a glass of milk.


20.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... down because you cannot put an A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Whereupon we tried A.A. hospitals -- they all bogged down because you cannot put an A.A. group into business; too many busybody cooks spoil the broth.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... down by an early morning truck, for ...  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
I hardly dared cross the street, lest I collapse and be run down by an early morning truck, for it was scarcely daylight.


22.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... down completely.  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
But his venture wound up in a law suit and bogged down completely.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... down, especially when our demands for attention ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had refused to learn the very hard lesson that overdependence upon people is unsuccessful because all people are fallible, and even the best of them will sometimes let us down, especially when our demands for attention become unreasonable.


24.
View STEP TEN essay   ... down for an undisturbed day or so ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Many of us also like the experience of an occasional retreat from the outside world where we can quiet down for an undisturbed day or so of self-overhaul and meditation.


25.
View STEP TWO essay   ... down for keeps.  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
It's bad enough, he thinks, to admit alcohol has him down for keeps.


26.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... down for the count.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
But they often suspect they are down for the count.


27.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... down from our shelf we turn to ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps.


28.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... down good, were about to apply to ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
They understood that the elders, just to nail things down good, were about to apply to the Foundation for a charter.


29.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... down hard on the hopelessness of the ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I bore down hard on the hopelessness of the drunk's dilemma.


30.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... down, he began to listen while I ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
But as he calmed down, he began to listen while I tried to show him that humility was the main key to sobriety.


31.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... down in every man, woman, and child, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.


32.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... down in us under thick layers of ...  12&12 Step Four, pp.53-54  
Because our surface record hasn't looked too bad, we have frequently been abashed to find that this is so simply because we have buried these selfsame defects deep down in us under thick layers of self-justification.


33.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... down inside does he think he is ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
If he says yes, does he really mean it, or down inside does he think he is fooling you, and that after rest and treatment he will be able to get away with a few drinks now and then?


34.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... down; it's far too vital.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
We can't let it shut down; it's far too vital.


35.
View FOREWORD   ... down its experience in a book which ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
Nevertheless, the infant Society determined to set down its experience in a book which finally reached the public in April 1939.


36.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... down my throat.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
So it doesn't behoove me to squawk about it for, after all, nobody ever had to throw me down and pour liquor down my throat.


37.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... down no rule of any sort, we ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
Though there may be justifiable exceptions, and though we wish to lay down no rule of any sort, we have often found this the best course to take.


38.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... down on his head by a senseless ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He uses his gifts to build up a bright outlook for his family and himself, and then pulls the structure down on his head by a senseless series of sprees.


39.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... down on his spiritual program.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They criticize, pointing out how he is falling down on his spiritual program.


40.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... down on our loved ones -- these things ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
The alarming physical and mental symptoms, the deepening pall of remorse, depression and inferiority that settled down on our loved ones -- these things terrified and distracted us.


41.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... down on paper and looked at it.  BB How It Works, p.69  
We got this all down on paper and looked at it.


42.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... down on the table and forthwith went ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
It was the day before Mother's Day and I had come home plastered, carrying a big potted plant which I set down on the table and forthwith went upstairs and passed out.


43.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... down ranting how irresponsible and tightwad my ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
Looking at this avalanche of mail one morning at the office, I paced up and down ranting how irresponsible and tightwad my fellow members were.


44.
View STEP TEN essay   ... down the debit side of the day's ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
As we glance down the debit side of the day's ledger, we should carefully examine our motives in each thought or act that appears to be wrong.


45.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... down the line.  BB To Employers, p.149  
Even if you feel your organization has no alcoholic problem, it might pay to take another look down the line.


46.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Down the lobby a door opened into ...  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Down the lobby a door opened into an attractive bar.


47.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... down the lobby to the church directory.  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
With a shiver, he turned away and walked down the lobby to the church directory.


48.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... down the patient's inner resistance so that ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
I now conceive the psychiatrist's job to be the task of breaking down the patient's inner resistance so that which is inside him will flower, as under the activity of the A.A. program."


49.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... down the scale we have gone, we ...  BB Into Action, p.84  
No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.


50.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... down the structures of business, romance, friendship, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
But the head of the house has spent years in pulling down the structures of business, romance, friendship, health -- these things are now ruined or damaged.


51.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... down the wastepipe.  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
If he can afford it, he may have liquor concealed all over his house to be certain no one gets his entire supply away from him to throw down the wastepipe.


52.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... down tight.(*)  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
Understand he was once a well-known lawyer in town, but just now we've got him strapped down tight.(*)


53.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... down to an alcoholic from any moral ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection.


54.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... down to causes and conditions.  BB How It Works, p.64  
So we had to get down to causes and conditions.


55.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... down to fundamentals.  BB To Wives, p.120  
Then you and your husband can get right down to fundamentals.


56.
View STEP TWO essay   ... down to our right size.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
They helped us to get down to our right size.


57.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... down to this: No man should be ...  BB To Employers, p.148  
It boils right down to this: No man should be fired just because he is alcoholic.


58.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... down which they may wander and lose ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
There will be alluring shortcuts and by-paths down which they may wander and lose their way.


59.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... down with a bang.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Sometimes, they got distressingly drunk and let their groups down with a bang.


60.
View STEP NINE essay   ... down with some member of the family ...  12&12 Step Nine, pp.83-84  
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


61.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... down with the family and frankly analyze ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
We ought to sit down with the family and frankly analyze the past as we now see it, being very careful not to criticize them.


62.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... down within us.  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We found the Great Reality deep down within us.


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