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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... increase.   BB To Wives, p.104  
Our activities in behalf of women who drink are on the increase.


2.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... increase in the size and the span ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
In spite of the great increase in the size and the span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... increase in this helpful interchange.   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
There is a good bit of travel between East and West and we foresee a great increase in this helpful interchange.


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... increase the list.   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents -- anyone can increase the list.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... increase the list ad infinitum.   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.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... increase the pleasure of those there; if ...   BB Working With Others, p.102  
If it is a happy occasion, try to increase the pleasure of those there; if a business occasion, go and attend to your business enthusiastically.


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View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... increase, we hope your employees may be ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
As our work spreads and our numbers increase, we hope your employees may be put in personal contact with some of us.


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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