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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   ... five.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
He did no drinking until he was thirty-five.


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Five.   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
When it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five.


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Five.   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
So intense, though, is our fear and reluctance to do this, that many A.A.'s at first try to bypass Step Five.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Five.   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Few muddled attitudes have caused us more trouble than holding back on Step Five.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Five?   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
What are we likely to receive from Step Five?


6.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Five.   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
More realism and therefore more honesty about ourselves are the great gains we make under the influence of Step Five.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... five, after a successful and happy business ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
An exceptional man, he remained bone dry for twenty-five years and retired at the age of fifty-five, after a successful and happy business career.


8.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... five-dollar bill.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
I motioned him to my inside cubicle and produced a five-dollar bill.


9.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... five-dollar gift to the slippee was an ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
I realized that my five-dollar gift to the slippee was an ego-feeding proposition, bad for him and bad for me.


10.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... five-dollar investment to fix a hangover.   12&12 Tradition Seven, pp.162-163  
I felt especially virtuous as I thought of all the ex-drunks who wouldn't even send the Foundation a dollar apiece, and here I was gladly making a five-dollar investment to fix a hangover.


11.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... five dollars' worth of needed postage stamps.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
A corporation director who had just voted a company expenditure of a hundred thousand dollars would appear at an A.A. business meeting and blow his top over an outlay of twenty-five dollars' worth of needed postage stamps.


12.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   Five -- Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to ...   12&12 Tradition Five (Long), p.190  
Five -- Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


13.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   Five -- Each group has but one primary ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Five -- Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


14.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... five hours after the market closed.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
It was eight o'clock -- five hours after the market closed.


15.
View PREFACE   ... five new ones were added.   BB Preface, p.xii  
In Part III ("They Lost Nearly All"), eight stories were retained; five new ones were added.


16.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... five normal salesmen.   BB To Employers, pp.149-150  
There are two alcoholic employees, who produce as much as five normal salesmen.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... five o'clock and it was eleven fifteen ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
We entered her house at exactly five o'clock and it was eleven fifteen when we left.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... five proposals we ask if we have ...   BB Into Action, p.75  
Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything, for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last.


19.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... five short words have been running through ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
As we've been talking, five short words have been running through my mind.


20.
View STEP SIX essay   ... five syllables.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Consider, too, our talents for procrastination, which is really sloth in five syllables.


21.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Five that he first actually felt the ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheistic, tells us that it was during this stage of Step Five that he first actually felt the presence of God.


22.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Five that we inwardly knew we'd be ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we resolutely tackled Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness and give it, too.


23.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... five thousand dollars to do with what ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
One A.A. group was given five thousand dollars to do with what it would.


24.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Five was the answer.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Step Five was the answer.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Five, we decided that an inventory, taken ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.107-108  
Looking at Step Five, we decided that an inventory, taken alone, wouldn't be enough.


26.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... five years and retired at the age ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
An exceptional man, he remained bone dry for twenty-five years and retired at the age of fifty-five, after a successful and happy business career.


27.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... five years found he was just where ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
But here is a man who at fifty-five years found he was just where he had left off at thirty.


28.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... five years, or hardly draw a sober ...   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
Mercifully, no one could guess that I was to have no real employment for five years, or hardly draw a sober breath.


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