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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 THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... effect.  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.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... effect.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
A man may criticize or laugh at himself and it will affect others favorably, but criticism or ridicule coming from another often produces the contrary effect.


3.
View FOREWORD   ... effect.  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
But it was by no means sure that such great numbers of yet erratic people could live and work together with harmony and good effect.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... effect a contact with Him.  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him.


5.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... effect alcohol has upon them.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Then there are types entirely normal in every respect except in the effect alcohol has upon them.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... effect, been raised from the dead, suddenly ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Then he had, in effect, been raised from the dead, suddenly taken from the scrap heap to a level of life better than the best he had ever known!


7.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... effect everywhere, nobody could have possibly joined ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
If all those rules had been in effect everywhere, nobody could have possibly joined A.A. at all, so great was the sum of our anxiety and fear.


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... effect however for I kept on drinking ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
This had little effect however for I kept on drinking and used a great deal more hard liquor than in former years.


9.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... effect of making me resolve that when ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
This had the effect of making me resolve that when I was free from parental domination, I would never again darken the doors of a church.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... effect on a man's family is sure ...  BB Working With Others, p.99  
If persisted in for a few months, the effect on a man's family is sure to be great.


11.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... effect on him, too.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
When an A.A. talks for money, whether at a meeting or to a single newcomer, it can have a very bad effect on him, too.


12.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


13.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... effect our first conscious relation with God ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
At the start, this was all we needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect our first conscious relation with God as we understood Him.


15.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... effect produced by alcohol.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... effect, sometimes a very great one, was ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
This was only a beginning, though if honestly and humbly made, an effect, sometimes a very great one, was felt at once.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... effect that an alcoholic mentality, such as ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They piled on me heaps of evidence to the effect that an alcoholic mentality, such as I had exhibited in Washington, was a hopeless condition.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... effect that experience is the thing of ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Henry Ford once made a wise remark to the effect that experience is the thing of supreme value in life.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... effect that the doctor agreed to a ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
And with such good effect that the doctor agreed to a test among his patients and certain other alcoholics from a clinic which he attends.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... effect unless at once followed by a ...  BB How It Works, p.64  
Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... effect was electric.  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
These were revolutionary and drastic proposals, but the moment I fully accepted them, the effect was electric.


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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