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1.
View STEP NINE essay   ... general admission of our defects.  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
At this first sitting, it is necessary only that we make a general admission of our defects.


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... general and fairly painless admission that when ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
We search for an easier way -- which usually consists of the general and fairly painless admission that when drinking we were sometimes bad actors.


3.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... General are mostly those who cannot afford ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: "The alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General are mostly those who cannot afford private treatment, and A.A. is by far the greatest thing we have been able to offer them.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... general conversation.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
At first engage in general conversation.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... general hopelessness of the average alcoholic's plight ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
One of these men, staff member of a world-renowned hospital, recently made this statement to some of us: "What you say about the general hopelessness of the average alcoholic's plight is, in my opinion, correct.


6.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: "The alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General are mostly those who cannot afford private treatment, and A.A. is by far the greatest thing we have been able to offer them.


7.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... general moral standard was, as I recall ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
The general moral standard was, as I recall it, far above the average.


8.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... general opinion seems to be that most ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Much has been written pro and con, but among physicians, the general opinion seems to be that most chronic alcoholics are doomed.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... general principles common to most denominations.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
We are dealing only with general principles common to most denominations.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... general principles of the A.A. program as ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... general principles which we find guiding.  BB Into Action, p.79  
Although these reparations take innumerable forms, there are some general principles which we find guiding.


12.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... general public.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


13.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... general public from our trustees that we ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Moreover, at the slightest intimation to the general public from our trustees that we needed money, we could become immensely rich.


14.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... general public should be characterized by personal ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
11. Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity.


15.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... general public should be characterized by personal ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven (Long), p.192  
Eleven -- Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity.


16.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... general public that alcoholics in need of ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
Then Jack Alexander wrote a feature article in the Saturday Evening Post and placed such a compelling picture of A.A. before the general public that alcoholics in need of help really deluged us.


17.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... General Service Board.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


18.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... General Service Board.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
VI. The Conference recognizes that the chief initiative and active responsibility in most world service matters should be exercised by the trustee members of the Conference acting as the General Service Board.


19.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... General Service Board.  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


20.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... General Service Board and its service corporations, ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
III. To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A. -- the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives -- with a traditional "Right of Decision."


21.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... General Service Board are, in effect, our ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


22.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... General Service Board are, in effect, our ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


23.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
VII. The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.


24.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... General Service Board of A.A. (the trustees) ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
The General Service Board of A.A. (the trustees) administers A.A.'s General Service Office, A.A. World Services, Inc., and our monthly magazine, the A.A. Grapevine.


25.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., ...  12&12 Tradition Three (Note), p.140  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


26.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., ...  12&12 Tradition Four (Note), p.148  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


27.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., ...  12&12 Tradition Seven (Note), p.162  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


28.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.168  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


29.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Note), p.173  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


30.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven (Note), p.182  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


31.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... General Service Committee.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


32.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... General Service Committee.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


33.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... General Service Conference.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
The "short form" of the Concepts, which follows, was prepared by the 1974 General Service Conference.


34.
View INTRODUCTION   ... General Service Conference discussed this issue and ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


35.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... General Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) nor ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Neither its General Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) nor the humblest group committee can issue a single directive to an A.A. member and make it stick, let alone mete out any punishment.


36.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... General Service Conference of A.A. has become, ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.


37.
View CONTENTS   ... General Service Conference, the board of trustees, ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
The General Service Conference, the board of trustees, and group committees cannot issue directives to A.A. members or groups.


38.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... General Service Conferences of Alcoholics Anonymous for ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, pp.174-175  
It is in this spirit of service that we elect the A.A. group's informal rotating committee, the intergroup association for the area, and the General Service Conferences of Alcoholics Anonymous for A.A. as a whole.


39.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Three (Note), p.140  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


40.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Four (Note), p.148  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


41.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Seven (Note), p.162  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


42.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.168  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


43.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.169  
(*) The work of present-day staff members has no counterpart among the job categories of commercial organizations. These A.A.'s bring a wide range of business and professional experience to their service at The General Service Office.


44.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Note), p.173  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


45.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Eleven (Note), p.182  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


46.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... General Service Office, A.A. World Services, Inc., ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
The General Service Board of A.A. (the trustees) administers A.A.'s General Service Office, A.A. World Services, Inc., and our monthly magazine, the A.A. Grapevine.


47.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... General Service Office at New York.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
They are the custodians of our A.A. Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. contributions by which we maintain our A.A. General Service Office at New York.


48.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... General Service Office at New York.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
They are the custodians of our A.A. Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. contributions by which we maintain our A.A. General Service Office at New York.


49.
View FOREWORD   ... General Service Office may be reached by ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
(A.A.'s General Service Office may be reached by writing: Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. U.S.A.)


50.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... general use today.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
On the next page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen in their so-called "short form" the form in general use today.


51.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... general way that we have been wild, ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
If she knows in a general way that we have been wild, should we tell her in detail?


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... general way what we used to be ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now.


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