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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View PREAMBLE   ... fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting ...   Grapevine Preamble  
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.


2.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... fees or dues; our expenses were to ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
There were to be no fees or dues; our expenses were to be met by our own voluntary contributions.


3.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... fees or dues whatsoever.   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
There are no fees or dues whatsoever.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... fees or hire.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire.


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View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... fees or hire.   12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire.


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View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... fees to pay, no axes to grind, ...   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.


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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