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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 THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... getting.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
Having been neglected and misused in the past, they think father owes them more than they are getting.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... getting a job, or give him a ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
If he is, you might try to help him about getting a job, or give him a little financial assistance.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... getting a misshapen and painful pleasure out ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We wallow in this messy bog, often getting a misshapen and painful pleasure out of it.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... getting a particular person sobered up, and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
For example, we may set our hearts on getting a particular person sobered up, and after doing all we can for months, we see him relapse.


5.
View FOREWORD   ... getting alcoholics to recover, three successful groups ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
After three years of trial and error in selecting the most workable tenets upon which the Society could be based, and after a large amount of failure in getting alcoholics to recover, three successful groups emerged -- the first at Akron, the second at New York, and the third at Cleveland.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... getting another drink.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
It never fails, if you go about it with one half the zeal you have been in the habit of showing when you were getting another drink.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... getting back into the social life of ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Now you are getting back into the social life of this world.


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... getting control of his liquor situation, he ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Some time later, and just as he thought he was getting control of his liquor situation, he went on a roaring bender.


9.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... getting drunk, morning jitters, taking large doses ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was really a horrible nightmare, this earning money, getting liquor, smuggling it home, getting drunk, morning jitters, taking large doses of sedatives to make it possible for me to earn more money, and so on ad nauseam.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... getting from self-sufficiency.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Should his own image in the mirror be too awful to contemplate (and it usually is), he might first take a look at the results normal people are getting from self-sufficiency.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... getting his head above water.  BB Into Action, p.79  
He had commenced our way of life, had secured a position, and was getting his head above water.


12.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... getting it -- at least to our way ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Either we were shy, and dared not draw near others, or we were apt to be noisy good fellows craving attention and companionship, but never getting it -- at least to our way of thinking.


13.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... getting liquor, smuggling it home, getting drunk, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was really a horrible nightmare, this earning money, getting liquor, smuggling it home, getting drunk, morning jitters, taking large doses of sedatives to make it possible for me to earn more money, and so on ad nauseam.


14.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... getting married to all kinds of enterprises, ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
In consternation, we saw ourselves getting married to all kinds of enterprises, some good and some not so good.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... getting money rather than an opportunity for ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


16.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... getting out of it?'  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"His next question: 'What are you getting out of it?'


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... getting over a bout, an alcoholic, sometimes ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
When drinking, or getting over a bout, an alcoholic, sometimes the model of honesty when normal, will do incredible things.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... getting over a spree, a certain amount ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... getting over alcoholism must remember he did ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
We know there are difficult wives and families, but the man who is getting over alcoholism must remember he did much to make them so.


20.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... getting results from this book, particularly from ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We shall be interested to hear from those who are getting results from this book, particularly from those who have commenced work with other alcoholics.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... getting rid of self without His aid.  BB How It Works, p.62  
And there often seems no way of entirely getting rid of self without His aid.


22.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... getting serious.  BB To Wives, p.118  
Next time you and he have a heated discussion, no matter what the subject, it should be the privilege of either to smile and say, "This is getting serious.


23.
View STEP TEN essay   ... getting tangled up.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
There's the spot-check inventory, taken at any time of the day, whenever we find ourselves getting tangled up.


24.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... getting them straightened out.(*)  BB To Employers, p.150  
I have enjoyed every moment spent in getting them straightened out.(*)


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... getting things done?  BB To Employers, pp.139-140  
When sober, does he not work hard and have a knack of getting things done?


26.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... getting tight at exactly the wrong moment, ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He has a positive genius for getting tight at exactly the wrong moment, particularly when some important decision must be made or engagement kept.


27.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... getting well and making money.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
All around you these drunks are getting well and making money.


28.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... getting well organized by noon.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
Tuesday I started in the morning, getting well organized by noon.


29.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... getting what we really wanted.  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
With a proper display of honesty and morality, we'd stand a better chance of getting what we really wanted.


30.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... getting, will become the guiding principle.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Giving, rather than getting, will become the guiding principle.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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