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1.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... get.   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
But the wise family will admire him for what he is trying to be, rather than for what he is trying to get.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... get.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
We pay them well, and they earn what they get.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... get a basis for daily living, and ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... get a better idea of how you ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
You will thus get a better idea of how you ought to proceed.


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... get a break.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We saw that if they weren't, the man coming in the door couldn't get a break.


6.
View STEP NINE essay   ... get a cool and skeptical reception.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Or we may be tipped over in the other direction when, in rare cases, we get a cool and skeptical reception.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... get a 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.


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get a large supply of liquor and ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
If my wife was planning to go out in the afternoon, I would get a large supply of liquor and smuggle it home and hide it in the coal bin, the clothes chute, over door jambs, over beams in the cellar, and in cracks in the cellar tile.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... get a new attitude, a new relationship ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... get a sandwich.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I just thought I would get a sandwich.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... get a secondhand benefit.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To be sure, we feel it is something that might help us to meet an occasional emergency, but at first many of us are apt to regard it as a somewhat mysterious skill of clergymen, from which we may hope to get a secondhand benefit.


12.
View STEP SIX essay   ... get a warped yet definite satisfaction.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
From this defect we must surely get a warped yet definite satisfaction.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... get a worked-for promotion.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
We fail to get a worked-for promotion.


14.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... get along better without its "God nonsense."   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
His pet obsession was that A.A. could get along better without its "God nonsense."


15.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... get along without him, who constantly connives ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
The bleeding deacon is one who is just as surely convinced that the group cannot get along without him, who constantly connives for reelection to office, and who continues to be consumed with self-pity.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... get along without liquor, but how can ...   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I?


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Get an idea of his behavior, his ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
Get an idea of his behavior, his problems, his background, the seriousness of his condition, and his religious leanings.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get away with a few drinks now ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
If he says yes, does he really mean it, or down inside does he think he is fooling you, and that after rest and treatment he will be able to get away with a few drinks now and then?


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... get away with it.   BB To Wives, p.108  
Don't let him get away with it.


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... get away with them.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Inwardly he would give anything to take half a dozen drinks and get away with them.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... get back to that sunlit beach -- or ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
So let's get back to that sunlit beach -- or to the plains or to the mountains, if you prefer.


22.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... get completely away from our aversion to ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time.


23.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... get down to causes and conditions.   BB How It Works, p.64  
So we had to get down to causes and conditions.


24.
View STEP TWO essay   ... get down to our right size.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
They helped us to get down to our right size.


25.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... get drunk?   BB How It Works, p.70  
Does this mean we are going to get drunk?


26.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get drunk.   BB To Employers, p.147  
You put me on the spot every time you get drunk.


27.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... get drunk.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
A few hemorrhage so badly that -- drained of all A.A. spirit and principle -- they get drunk.


28.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... get drunk?"   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
"When, oh when," groaned members to one another, "will that guy get drunk?"


29.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get drunk every night, but in order ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
My phobia for sleeplessness demanded that I get drunk every night, but in order to get more liquor for the next night, I had to stay sober during the day, at least up to four o'clock.


30.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.


31.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... get drunk -- for at the time, you ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He browbeat everybody, and everybody expected that he'd soon get drunk -- for at the time, you see, A.A. was on the pious side.


32.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... get far in any direction if he ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... get good and drunk then.   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
As the whisky rose to my head I told myself I would manage better next time, but I might as well get good and drunk then.


34.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... get here at Philadelphia General are mostly ...   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.


35.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Get him to tell some of his.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Get him to tell some of his.


36.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... get his brand of spirituality while there ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He may tell mother, who has been religious all her life, that she doesn't know what it's all about, and that she had better get his brand of spirituality while there is yet time.


37.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... get his direct comment and counsel on ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
The benefit of talking to another person is that we can get his direct comment and counsel on our situation, and there can be no doubt in our minds what that advice is.


38.
View STEP TEN essay   ... get hurt by people who, like us, ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
It will become more and more evident as we go forward that it is pointless to become angry, or to get hurt by people who, like us, are suffering from the pains of growing up.


39.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get into any trouble.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
Consequently, I could not get into any trouble.


40.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... get it!   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
'Now I get it!


41.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get it at my convenience.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
My bootlegger had hidden alcohol at the back steps where I could get it at my convenience.


42.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... get it -- then you are ready to ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.


43.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... get its direction?   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
Where does A.A. get its direction?


44.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get me.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
These good people notified my wife, who sent my newly made friend over to get me.


45.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get me back there in some way, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
Finally my father had to send a doctor out from my home town who managed to get me back there in some way, and I was in bed about two months before I could venture out of the house.


46.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get me straightened around.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
There my drinking became so much worse that the boys in the fraternity house where I lived felt forced to send for my father, who made a long journey in the vain endeavor to get me straightened around.


47.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get more liquor for the next night, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
My phobia for sleeplessness demanded that I get drunk every night, but in order to get more liquor for the next night, I had to stay sober during the day, at least up to four o'clock.


48.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get my friends to smuggle me a ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
After three years of this, I wound up in the local hospital where they attempted to help me, but I would get my friends to smuggle me a quart, or I would steal the alcohol about the building, so that I got rapidly worse.


49.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... get my job at the office -- security; ...   BB How It Works, p.65  
Mr. Brown -- Brown may get my job at the office -- security; self esteem (fear).


50.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... get nowhere if he drank at all.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
He was ambitious to succeed in business, but saw that he would get nowhere if he drank at all.


51.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... get on his feet in business, or ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
He may either plunge into a frantic attempt to get on his feet in business, or he may be so enthralled by his new life that he talks or thinks of little else.


52.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... get on their feet moneywise, and still ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Though the earning power of most A.A.'s is relatively high, we have some members who never seem to get on their feet moneywise, and still others who encounter heavy financial reverses.


53.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... get on with the business of being ...   12&12 Step Seven, pp.71-72  
True, most of us thought good character was desirable, but obviously good character was something one needed to get on with the business of being self-satisfied.


54.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... get out."   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
You'll have to quit it or get out."


55.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... get out of the occasion.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Do not think of what you will get out of the occasion.


56.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... get out of the show?   BB How It Works, p.61  
And do not his actions make each of them wish to retaliate, snatching all they can get out of the show?


57.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... get over alcoholism.   BB To Wives, p.114  
Some men cannot or will not get over alcoholism.


58.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... get over drinking for good.   BB To Wives, p.112  
But after his next binge, ask him if he would really like to get over drinking for good.


59.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... get over drinking until we have done ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
Simply we tell him that we will never get over drinking until we have done our utmost to straighten out the past.


60.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get over drinking will require a transformation ...   BB To Employers, p.143  
To get over drinking will require a transformation of thought and attitude.


61.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... get over drinking, you need not be ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
If you are satisfied he really wants to get over drinking, you need not be alarmed.


62.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get over it, and if you are ...   BB To Employers, p.147  
The firm wants to help you get over it, and if you are interested, there is a way out.


63.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... get over it, you may already be ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
If you are an alcoholic who wants to get over it, you may already be asking -- "What do I have to do?"


64.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get over my craving for liquor much ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
Unlike most of our crowd, I did not get over my craving for liquor much during the first two and one-half years of abstinence.


65.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... get over the idea that the Higher ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We began to get over the idea that the Higher Power was a sort of bush-league pinch hitter, to be called upon only in an emergency.


66.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... get over them, too.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


67.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... get perspective on ourselves, which is another ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
For we had started to get perspective on ourselves, which is another way of saying that we were gaining in humility.


68.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... get quite far off the beam.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Without necessarily taking that first drink, we often get quite far off the beam.


69.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... get results, even though it was impossible ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.


70.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... get rid of such overwhelming compulsions and ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
How can we possibly summon the resolution and the willingness to get rid of such overwhelming compulsions and desires?


71.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... get rid of that terrible sense of ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
For one thing, we shall get rid of that terrible sense of isolation we've always had.


72.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... get rid of them promptly and without ...   BB How It Works, p.64  
One object is to disclose damaged or unsalable goods, to get rid of them promptly and without regret.


73.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... get right down to fundamentals.   BB To Wives, p.120  
Then you and your husband can get right down to fundamentals.


74.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... get right with ourselves and with the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
For it is only by accepting and solving our problems that we can begin to get right with ourselves and with the world about us, and with Him who presides over us all.


75.
View STEP TWO essay   ... get sober and to stay sober, you ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Second, to get sober and to stay sober, you don't have to swallow all of Step Two right now.


76.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... get sober, some others had.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
Although none of the alcoholics we boarded seemed to get sober, some others had.


77.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... get something we demanded.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear -- primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded.


78.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... get started again?"   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
How often have some of us begun to drink in this nonchalant way, and after the third or fourth, pounded on the bar and said to ourselves, "For God's sake, how did I ever get started again?"


79.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get terribly upset when I saw my ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
I used to get terribly upset when I saw my friends drink and knew I could not, but I schooled myself to believe that though I once had the same privilege, I had abused it so frightfully that it was withdrawn.


80.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... get that "no angle" stuff?   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Where do you get that "no angle" stuff?


81.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... get the book "Alcoholics Anonymous."   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
News of this got on the world wires; inquiries poured in again and many people went to the bookstores to get the book "Alcoholics Anonymous."


82.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... get the feeling that we could be ...   12&12 Step Five, pp.57-58  
This vital Step was also the means by which we began to get the feeling that we could be forgiven, no matter what we had thought or done.


83.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... get the jay-walking idea out of his ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
He tries every known means to get the jay-walking idea out of his head.


84.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... get, the resources to meet these calamities ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Have we alcoholics in A.A. got, or can we get, the resources to meet these calamities which come to so many?


85.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... get the same great chance for sobriety ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
We just want to be sure that you get the same great chance for sobriety that we've had.


86.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... get them to see it!(*)   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
But try and get them to see it!(*)


87.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get tight again.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I got tight that night, stayed sober Monday till after the dinner, and then proceeded to get tight again.


88.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... get tight, and my wife dared not ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
We could not be invited out because I would surely get tight, and my wife dared not invite people in for the same reason.


89.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... get together.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
If there be divorce or separation, there should be no undue haste for the couple to get together.


90.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... get-togethers, it became customary to set apart ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
In addition to these casual get-togethers, it became customary to set apart one night a week for a meeting to be attended by anyone or everyone interested in a spiritual way of life.


91.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... get under way by consideration of questions ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Looking back over his life, he can readily get under way by consideration of questions such as these:


92.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... get up, but if our experience is ...   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Some of them may sink and perhaps never get up, but if our experience is a criterion, more than half of those approached will become fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous.


93.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get up in the morning, shake your ...   BB To Employers, p.139  
Of an evening, you can go on a mild bender, get up in the morning, shake your head and go to business.


94.
View STEP SIX essay   ... get us by.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


95.
View STEP SIX essay   ... get us by in life, according, of ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


96.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... get used to that quite quickly.   12&12 Step Five, pp.59-60  
Though we may at first be startled to realize that God knows all about us, we are apt to get used to that quite quickly.


97.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... get way off the track.   BB How It Works, p.68  
It's so easy to get way off the track.


98.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get well?   BB To Employers, p.142  
Say that you believe he is a gravely ill person, with this qualification -- being perhaps fatally ill, does he want to get well?


99.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get well.   BB To Employers, p.147  
They often jeopardize their own positions by trying to help serious drinkers who should have been fired long ago, or else given an opportunity to get well.


100.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... get well.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
He soon proved that his was a desperate case, and that above all he wanted to get well.


101.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... get well, ah -- yes, those other alcoholics?   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
But what about his responsibilities -- his family and the men who would die because they would not know how to get well, ah -- yes, those other alcoholics?


102.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... get well, and make it possible for ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
We'd gather up derelicts from skid rows, sort out those who could get well, and make it possible for the rest to earn their livelihood in a kind of quarantined confinement.


103.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... get well, little charity, in the ordinary ...   BB Working With Others, pp.97-98  
For the type of alcoholic who is able and willing to get well, little charity, in the ordinary sense of the word, is needed or wanted.


104.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... get well on their own steam, but ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I insisted that few drunks could ever get well on their own steam, but that in our groups we could do together what we could not do separately.


105.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get well or you are not.   BB To Employers, p.142  
Either you are dealing with a man who can and will get well or you are not.


106.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... get well regardless of anyone.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone.


107.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... get well, to stop drinking forever?   BB To Employers, p.142  
Will he take every necessary step, submit to anything to get well, to stop drinking forever?


108.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... get well whose families have not returned ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
We have seen men get well whose families have not returned at all.


109.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... get well you will do anything to ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Tell him that if he wants to get well you will do anything to help.


110.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... get worse, never better.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Over any considerable period we get worse, never better.


111.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... get worse, the husband becomes a sick ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
As matters get worse, the husband becomes a sick and irresponsible child who needs to be looked after and extricated from endless scrapes and impasses.


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