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View CONTENTS   ... function.  12&12 Contents (Step Four), p.6  
How instincts can exceed their proper function.


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View TRADITION TWO essay   ... function.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Such are the simple services that enable the group to function.


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View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... function.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Despite these misgivings, we had to recognize the fact that A.A. had to function.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... function as human beings, we had taken ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... function at all? How can they possibly ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
"How," they ask, "can such a crowd of anarchists function at all? How can they possibly place their common welfare first? What in Heaven's name holds them together?"


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... function, but at the same time it ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
A.A. has to function, but at the same time it must avoid those dangers of great wealth, prestige, and entrenched power which necessarily tempt other societies.


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View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... function can very often lie in preparing ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, psychiatrist: "As a psychiatrist, I have thought a great deal about the relationship of my specialty to A.A. and I have come to the conclusion that our particular function can very often lie in preparing the way for the patient to accept any sort of treatment or outside help.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... function effectively.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
As we discovered the principles by which the individual alcoholic could live, so we had to evolve principles by which the A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole could survive and function effectively.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... function is to grow in understanding and ...  BB Into Action, p.84  
Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.


11.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... function, it has to be habitable and ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
If a club is going to function, it has to be habitable and hospitable.


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


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


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