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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... going.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
It is a design for living that works in rough going.


2.
View STEP ONE essay   ... going back in our own drinking histories, ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drinking even then was no mere habit, that it was indeed the beginning of a fatal progression.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... going beautifully he dismays you by coming ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
Perhaps your husband will make a fair start on the new basis, but just as things are going beautifully he dismays you by coming home drunk.


4.
View STEP ONE essay   ... going human concerns is complete.   12&12 Step One, p.21  
Once this stark fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going human concerns is complete.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... going into a detailed discussion, it may ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Before going into a detailed discussion, it may be well to summarize some points as we see them.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... going is thoroughly good.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
But be sure you are on solid spiritual ground before you start and that your motive in going is thoroughly good.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   Going it alone in spiritual matters is ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Going it alone in spiritual matters is dangerous.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... going much too far in the opposite ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.120-121  
Upon entering A.A., these attitudes were sharply reversed, often going much too far in the opposite direction.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... going of life.   BB We Agnostics, pp.50-51  
Once confused and baffled by the seeming futility of existence, they show the underlying reasons why they were making heavy going of life.


10.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... going on.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Alcohol being no respecter of persons, we are an accurate cross section of America, and in distant lands, the same democratic evening-up process is now going on.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... "going on the wagon for keeps."   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
They are always "going on the wagon for keeps."


12.
View STEP TEN essay   ... going out of our way to understand ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
With those we dislike we can begin to practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out of our way to understand and help them.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... going somewhere, that life is not a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
He has been set on a path which tells him he is really going somewhere, that life is not a dead end, not something to be endured or mastered.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... going there is little doubt that much ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
If we keep on the way we are going there is little doubt that much good will result, but the surface of the problem would hardly be scratched.


15.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... going to back away from their individual ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Nor does it mean that the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, now restored as citizens of the world, are going to back away from their individual responsibilities to act as they see the right upon issues of our time.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... going to be happy again.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.118-119  
Both of them blame each other and ask when their marriage is ever going to be happy again.


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... going to be inspired at all times.   BB Into Action, p.87  
Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... going to be more interested in a ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
He is going to be more interested in a demonstration of good will than in our talk of spiritual discoveries.


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... going to be our Director.   BB How It Works, p.62  
Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director.


20.
View STEP NINE essay   ... going to be so rigidly righteous about ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Are we going to be so rigidly righteous about making amends that we don't care what happens to the family and home?


21.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... going to be that way with you.   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
Perhaps it is going to be that way with you.


22.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... going to be very happy.   BB To Wives, p.117  
If you and your husband find a solution for the pressing problem of drink you are, of course, going to be very happy.


23.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... going to bed, so I stepped into ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
When I returned to the hotel it struck me a highball would be fine before going to bed, so I stepped into the bar and had one.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... going to believe they are in that ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class.


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... going to describe.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
All of us spend much of our spare time in the sort of effort which we are going to describe.


26.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... going to disappear over night.   BB Working With Others, p.100  
You should point out that his defects of character are not going to disappear over night.


27.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... going to do about a thing like ...   BB Into Action, p.81  
In fairness we must say that she may understand, but what are we going to do about a thing like that?


28.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... going to function, it has to be ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
If a club is going to function, it has to be habitable and hospitable.


29.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... going to get drunk?   BB How It Works, p.70  
Does this mean we are going to get drunk?


30.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


31.
View STEP SIX essay   ... going to hurry any.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Sure, I'll head toward perfection, but I'm certainly not going to hurry any.


32.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... going to it for years.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I also had the notion that I might find a customer for a car at this place, which was familiar for I had been going to it for years.


33.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... going to know a new freedom and ...   BB Into Action, p.83  
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.


34.
View STEP THREE essay   ... going to meddle with our personal independence ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Nobody is going to meddle with our personal independence in such matters.


35.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... going to meet these new friends in ...   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
You are going to meet these new friends in your own community.


36.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... going to need them."   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
We're going to need them."


37.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... going to pay its bills, that's really ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
When a society composed entirely of alcoholics says it's going to pay its bills, that's really news.


38.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... going to perform those services for which ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics.


39.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... going to perform those services for which ...   12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics.


40.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... going to play an effective part in ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


41.
View STEP TEN essay   ... going to sleep, many of us draw ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
When evening comes, perhaps just before going to sleep, many of us draw up a balance sheet for the day.


42.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... going to some of them on a ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
As we look over the list of business acquaintances and friends we have hurt, we may feel diffident about going to some of them on a spiritual basis.


43.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... going to spoil your relations with your ...   BB To Wives, p.111  
Be determined that your husband's drinking is not going to spoil your relations with your children or your friends.


44.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... going to talk about God.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
And it means, of course, that we are going to talk about God.


45.
View STEP FOUR essay   Going to the extreme, he can become ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Going to the extreme, he can become a miser, or even a recluse who denies himself both family and friends.


46.
View STEP TWO essay   ... going to the other extreme, we had ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Or, going to the other extreme, we had wallowed in emotionalism and had mistaken it for true religious feeling.


47.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... going to this place?   BB Working With Others, p.101  
Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, "Have I any good social, business, or personal reason for going to this place?


48.
View STEP NINE essay   ... going to try the program, the process ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
The moment we tell our families that we are really going to try the program, the process has begun.


49.
View STEP THREE essay   ... going to turn me into a nonentity.   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Nothing is going to turn me into a nonentity.


50.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... going to wonder how you can add ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
In that case he is going to wonder how you can add anything to what he already knows.


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