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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 TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... full advantage of this attitude to depress ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Committees took full advantage of this attitude to depress their salaries.


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... full and meaningful sobriety.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... full and useful life, though your husband ...  BB To Wives, p.111  
It is possible to have a full and useful life, though your husband continues to drink.


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... full answer to these questions.  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Perhaps there never will be a full answer to these questions.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... full answer to which may be only ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
This is a riddle of our existence, the full answer to which may be only in the mind of God.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... full answers to age-old perplexities, but our ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
We A.A.'s cannot pretend to offer full answers to age-old perplexities, but our own experience does provide certain answers that work for us.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... full bottle of gin near the head ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I wondered whether I dared hide a full bottle of gin near the head of our bed.


8.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... full catalogue of the harms we do.  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Such gross misbehavior is not by any means a full catalogue of the harms we do.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... full chance was sometimes to pronounce his ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
At last experience taught us that to take away any alcoholic's full chance was sometimes to pronounce his death sentence, and often to condemn him to endless misery.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... full citizenship, and above all to watch ...  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.


11.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... full confidence in the one with whom ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
The real tests of the situation are your own willingness to confide and your full confidence in the one with whom you share your first accurate self-survey.


12.
View STEP NINE essay   ... full consequences of our past acts, and ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
For the readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts, and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time, is the very spirit of Step Nine.


13.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... full flight from reality, or were outright ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
It did not satisfy us to be told that we could not control our drinking just because we were maladjusted to life, that we were in full flight from reality, or were outright mental defectives.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... full implication, it is really talking about ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When the Twelfth Step is seen in its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of love that has no price tag on it.


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... full implication of Step Seven: "Humbly asked ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
It marked the time when we could commence to see the full implication of Step Seven: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... full knowledge of your condition.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
It may be worth a bad case of jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition.


17.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... full meaning of "Love thy neighbor as ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
You will learn the full meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself."


18.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... full name in all its advertising; he ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The association wanted to use our member's full name in all its advertising; he was to be described both as its director of publicity and as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.


19.
View STEP TWO essay   ... full of faith, but still reeking of ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Now let's take the guy full of faith, but still reeking of alcohol.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... full of fear, we were unhappy, we ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -- was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight?


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... full of gin followed by half a ...  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
A tumbler full of gin followed by half a dozen bottles of beer would be required if I were to eat any breakfast.


22.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... full of human understanding, you have perhaps ...  BB Working With Others, p.94  
If your talk has been sane, quiet and full of human understanding, you have perhaps made a friend.


23.
View STEP TWO essay   ... full of nonsense; we could cite it ...  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
The Bible, we said, was full of nonsense; we could cite it chapter and verse, and we couldn't see the Beatitudes for the 'begats.'


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... full of people like him.  BB To Wives, p.109  
This world is full of people like him.


25.
View STEP TWO essay   ... full of people who once believed as ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
It's no doubt a fact that A.A. is full of people who once believed as I do.


26.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... full of wisdom, who moves to another ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Who is more unpopular than the oldtime A.A., full of wisdom, who moves to another area and tries to tell the group there how to run its business?


27.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... full on page 561 of this book.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
This was the substance of A.A.'s Twelve Traditions, which are stated in full on page 561 of this book.


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... full return, the certainty that we are ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


29.
View STEP NINE essay   ... full revelation would seriously harm the one ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
That will arise in the occasional situation where to make a full revelation would seriously harm the one to whom we are making amends.


30.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... full stomach.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
"Suddenly the thought crossed my mind that if I were to put an ounce of whiskey in my milk it couldn't hurt me on a full stomach.


31.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... full stomach.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I vaguely sensed I was not being any too smart, but felt reassured as I was taking the whiskey on a full stomach.


32.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... full strength our means of survival.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Since recovery from alcoholism is life itself to us, it is imperative that we preserve in full strength our means of survival.


33.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... full suggestions by which the employee may ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
To return to the subject matter of this book: It contains full suggestions by which the employee may solve his problem.


34.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... full swing.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
The mushrooming process was in full swing.


35.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... full swing.  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Only thirty years later the conquest of the air was almost an old story and airplane travel was in full swing.


36.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... full time.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
So somebody had to look after the place full time.


37.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... full time, and you're broke.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
But you're giving this work full time, and you're broke.


38.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... full-time careers do not professionalize A.A.'s Twelfth ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Members who select such full-time careers do not professionalize A.A.'s Twelfth Step."


39.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... full-time help, that was sure.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
We'd have to have some more full-time help, that was sure.


40.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... full-time secretaries hired.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
To save whole areas from turmoil, small offices had to be set up, telephones installed, and a few full-time secretaries hired.


41.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... full-time secretary.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The small group may elect its secretary, the large group its rotating committee, and the groups of a large metropolitan area their central or intergroup committee, which often employs a full-time secretary.


42.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... full-time secretary.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The small group may elect its secretary, the large group its rotating committee, and the groups of a large metropolitan area their central or intergroup committee, which often employs a full-time secretary.


43.
View CONTENTS   ... full-time service workers.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
A.A. could not function without full-time service workers.


44.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... full-time workers.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Neither could A.A. itself function without full-time workers.


45.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... full, with the permission of my good ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
So I filled the cellar full, with the permission of my good wife.


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