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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... except as my requests bore on my ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Never was I to pray for myself, except as my requests bore on my usefulness to others.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... except at the State liquor agency where ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
No beer or liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except at the State liquor agency where perhaps one might procure a pint if he could convince the agent that he really needed it.


3.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... except by helping others.  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
The Episcopal magazine, The Living Church, observes editorially: "The basis of the technique of Alcoholics Anonymous is the truly Christian principle that a man cannot help himself except by helping others.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... except for a nervous disposition.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
He is an intelligent man, normal so far as we can see, except for a nervous disposition.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... except for our drinking, what need is ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
If we were pretty nice people all along, except for our drinking, what need is there for a moral inventory now that we are sober?


6.
View TRADITION THREE essay   Except for their guzzling, and the unfortunate ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Except for their guzzling, and the unfortunate results thereof, they could have no other complications.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Except in a few rare cases, neither ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Except in a few rare cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense.


8.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... except in matters affecting other groups or ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Four -- Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.


9.
View CONTENTS   ... except in matters affecting other groups or ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Four), p.10  
Tradition Four -- "Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole."


10.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... except in matters affecting other groups or ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
"Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole."


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... except in the effect alcohol has upon ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Then there are types entirely normal in every respect except in the effect alcohol has upon them.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... except liquor, but in that respect he ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He is often perfectly sensible and well balanced concerning everything except liquor, but in that respect he is incredibly dishonest and selfish.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... except the sincere desire to be helpful; ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
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.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... except the worship part.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
As a matter of fact, I still do -- all except the worship part.


15.
View CONTENTS   ... except when A.A. as a whole is ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Four), p.10  
Every group manages its affairs as it pleases, except when A.A. as a whole is threatened.


16.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... except when A.A. as a whole is ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
But in relation to us, it means very simply that every A.A. group can manage its affairs exactly as it pleases, except when A.A. as a whole is threatened.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... except when circumstances made it seem unwise ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
This resolution I kept steadfastly for the next forty years, except when circumstances made it seem unwise to absent myself.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... except when it would injure them or ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We followed this up in Step Nine by making direct amends to those concerned, except when it would injure them or other people.


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... except when to do so would injure ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.


20.
View CONTENTS   ... except when to do so would injure ...  12&12 Contents (Step Nine), p.7  
Step Nine -- "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."


21.
View STEP NINE essay   ... except when to do so would injure ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
"Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."


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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