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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... else?   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
How can such a lack of proportion, of the ability to think straight, be called anything else?


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... else.   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
But after a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life -- or else.


3.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... else.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
In one form or another we had been living by faith and little else.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... else:   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
It crowded out all else:


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... else.   BB How It Works, p.64  
It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... else.   BB Into Action, p.73  
Unwilling to be honest with these sympathetic men, we were honest with no one else.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... else?   BB Into Action, p.81  
How could she be anything else?


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... else.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
Let him know you are available if he wishes to make a decision and tell his story, but do not insist upon it if he prefers to consult someone else.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... else.   BB To Wives, p.112  
Do not ask that he do it for you or anyone else.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... else.   BB The Family Afterward, pp.125-126  
He may either plunge into a frantic attempt to get on his feet in business, or he may be so enthralled by his new life that he talks or thinks of little else.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... else.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He is unable to focus on anything else.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... else.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
During those first days of convalescence, this will do more to insure his sobriety than anything else.


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... else.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Surely he must now depend upon Somebody or Something else.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... else.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Suppose a person places sex desire ahead of everything else.


15.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... else.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... else.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Complete financial security we must have -- or else.


17.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... else.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In charting this enormous expanse of freedom, we found it necessary to post only two storm signals: A group ought not do anything which would greatly injure A.A. as a whole, nor ought it affiliate itself with anything or anybody else.


18.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... else."   12&12 Tradition Five, p.154  
At the time, I couldn't have bought anything else."


19.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... else.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
That made good newspaper copy, but little else.


20.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... else; a state of mind which became ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
My whole life seemed to be centered around doing what I wanted to do, without regard for the rights, wishes, or privileges of anyone else; a state of mind which became more and more predominant as the years passed.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... else all their life story.   BB Into Action, p.73  
But they had not learned enough of humility, fearlessness and honesty, in the sense we find it necessary, until they told someone else all their life story.


22.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... else, and be willing to make use ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come.


23.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... else, at least on the surface.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Before we leveled off a bit, A.A. looked more like one prodigious squabble than anything else, at least on the surface.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... else's, but when an honest effort is ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


25.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... else can.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
You can help when no one else can.


26.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... else can survive unless he carries the ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Neither he nor anybody else can survive unless he carries the A.A. message.


27.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... else could be?   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Who else could be?


28.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... else could or would.   BB To Wives, p.105  
We have believed them when no one else could or would.


29.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... else could or would do.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Ignoring the fact that these labors were not Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics attacked as A.A. professionals these workers of ours who were often doing thankless tasks that no one else could or would do.


30.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... else do the same thing, we still ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Until we had talked with complete candor of our conflicts, and had listened to someone else do the same thing, we still didn't belong.


31.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... else fall by the wayside.   12&12 Step Seven, pp.73-74  
But again we are driven on by the inescapable conclusion which we draw from A.A. experience, that we surely must try with a will, or else fall by the wayside.


32.
View STEP NINE essay   ... else) for our troubles.   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
This will be a very different occasion, and in sharp contrast with those hangover mornings when we alternated between reviling ourselves and blaming the family (and everyone else) for our troubles.


33.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... else for the more difficult and deeper ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
It may turn out, however, that you'll choose someone else for the more difficult and deeper revelations.


34.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... else given an opportunity to get well.   BB To Employers, p.147  
They often jeopardize their own positions by trying to help serious drinkers who should have been fired long ago, or else given an opportunity to get well.


35.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... else He is nothing.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing.


36.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... else how.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Having learned to live so happily, we'd show everybody else how.


37.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... else in A.A.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
They comfort the melancholy one by first showing him that his case is not strange or different, that his character defects are probably not more numerous or worse than those of anyone else in A.A.


38.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... else, in God's hands.   BB To Wives, p.120  
If a repetition is to be prevented, place the problem, along with everything else, in God's hands.


39.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... else into this?"   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Why do we need to bring anyone else into this?"


40.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... else is not counted as some special ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Let us reemphasize that this reluctance to fight one another or anybody else is not counted as some special virtue which makes us feel superior to other people.


41.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... else, it is well that a man ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
Since the home has suffered more than anything else, it is well that a man exert himself there.


42.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... else most of us will finally die ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
We alcoholics see that we must work together and hang together, else most of us will finally die alone.


43.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... else of great moment is apt to ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
And when humility and serenity are so combined, something else of great moment is apt to occur.


44.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... else, save the spineless and stupid.   BB To Employers, p.139  
You cannot see why it should be to anyone else, save the spineless and stupid.


45.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... else stands in judgment.   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.


46.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... else that was to become an A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Then he did something else that was to become an A.A. classic.


47.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... else to console him -- not always another ...   BB To Wives, p.111  
He may seek someone else to console him -- not always another man.


48.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... else, we were afflicted with pride, self-pity, ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
We wives found that, like everybody else, we were afflicted with pride, self-pity, vanity and all the things which go to make up the self-centered person; and we were not above selfishness or dishonesty.


49.
View STEP THREE essay   ... else, what will become of me?   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
If I keep on turning my life and my will over to the care of Something or Somebody else, what will become of me?


50.
View STEP SIX essay   Else why would we consume such great ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it?


51.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... else will be prejudiced for as long ...   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Sometimes this was a tedious process; we hope no one else will be prejudiced for as long as some of us were.


52.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... else would.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that it would work where nothing else would.


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