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1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... families.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
This has become the basis of a rapidly growing fellowship of these men and their families.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... families.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
In one western city and its environs there are one thousand of us and our families.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... families.  BB To Wives, p.106  
We finally sought employment ourselves as destitution faced us and our families.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... families.  BB To Wives, p.119  
You have been starving for his companionship, yet he spends long hours helping other men and their families.


5.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... families.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
The inquiring voices are not all alcoholics or their families.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... families and communities.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I have seen men come out of asylums and resume a vital place in the lives of their families and communities.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... families and friends sense that these drinkers ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
In a vague way their families and friends sense that these drinkers are abnormal, but everybody hopefully awaits the day when the sufferer will rouse himself from his lethargy and assert his power of will.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... families broken apart by misunderstanding, tensions, or ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
We have sometimes seen families broken apart by misunderstanding, tensions, or actual infidelity, who are reunited by the A.A. way of life.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... families, but the man who is getting ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
We know there are difficult wives and families, but the man who is getting over alcoholism must remember he did much to make them so.


10.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... families didn't suffer, because we always paid ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Our families didn't suffer, because we always paid the bills and seldom drank at home.


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... families drive long distances to be present.  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
From surrounding towns, families drive long distances to be present.


12.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... families have adopted this way of life.  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Suppose now that through you several families have adopted this way of life.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... families have not returned at all.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
We have seen men get well whose families have not returned at all.


14.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... families hit the Foundation(*) letterbox in New ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
He explains that when Jack Alexander's Saturday Evening Post piece broke in 1941, thousands of frantic letters from distraught alcoholics and their families hit the Foundation(*) letterbox in New York.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... families, how could they be so blind ...  BB To Wives, p.107  
And even if they did not love their families, how could they be so blind about themselves?


16.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... families may arrange for interviews or hospitalization.  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
In large cities, groups often maintain local offices where alcoholics or their families may arrange for interviews or hospitalization.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... families of Alcoholics Anonymous keep few skeletons ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We families of Alcoholics Anonymous keep few skeletons in the closet.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... families realize, as they start their journey, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Let families realize, as they start their journey, that all will not be fair weather.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... families set their feet in the path ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I have seen hundreds of families set their feet in the path that really goes somewhere; have seen the most impossible domestic situations righted; feuds and bitterness of all sorts wiped out.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... families still struggling with their problem.  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
This painful past may be of infinite value to other families still struggling with their problem.


22.
View STEP NINE essay   ... families that we are really going to ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
The moment we tell our families that we are really going to try the program, the process has begun.


23.
View STEP TWO essay   ... families, the alcoholic who means well and ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
To clergymen, doctors, friends, and families, the alcoholic who means well and tries hard is a heartbreaking riddle.


24.
View STEP ONE essay   ... families, their jobs, and even two cars ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Alcoholics who still had their health, their families, their jobs, and even two cars in the garage, began to recognize their alcoholism.


25.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... families who have lived with a drinker.  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker.


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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