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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... effective.  BB There Is A Solution, pp.18-19  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


2.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... effective conscience of our whole Society in ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.


3.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... effective, how to do the most good ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Let it be noted, too, that they were almost always concerned with ways to make A.A. more effective, how to do the most good for the most alcoholics.


4.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... effective leadership, we should endow each element ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
III. To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A. -- the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives -- with a traditional "Right of Decision."


5.
View FOREWORD   ... effective living for many, alcoholic or not.  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
They see in them a way to happy and effective living for many, alcoholic or not.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Though he is now a most effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes and drinks coffee, but neither his wife nor anyone else stands in judgment.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... effective mental defense against the first drink.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... effective part in the new life.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


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View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... effective spiritual structure can be built.(*)  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
It has been repeatedly proven among us that upon this simple cornerstone a wonderfully effective spiritual structure can be built.(*)


11.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... effective therapy."  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."


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... effective thought during the period of premeditation ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
We now see that when we began to drink deliberately, instead of casually, there was little serious or effective thought during the period of premeditation of what the terrific consequences might be.


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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