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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... individual.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
To all appearance he is a stable, well balanced individual.


2.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... individual.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


3.
View CONTENTS   ... individual adventure.  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
An individual adventure.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... individual adventure, something which each one of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Aided by such instruction and example as we can find, it is essentially an individual adventure, something which each one of us works out in his own way.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... individual alcoholic could live, so we had ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
As we discovered the principles by which the individual alcoholic could live, so we had to evolve principles by which the A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole could survive and function effectively.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... individual alone.  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
They have become persuaded, and rightly so, that many problems besides alcohol will not yield to a headlong assault powered by the individual alone.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
We do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... individual basis.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
And everywhere the same thing is being done on an individual basis.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... individual can do.  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
But now it appears that there are certain things which only the individual can do.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... individual case, will help turn up the ...  12&12 Step Four, pp.52-53  
Questions like these, more of which will come to mind easily in each individual case, will help turn up the root causes.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... individual character defects are.  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Human beings are never quite alike, so each of us, when making an inventory, will need to determine what his individual character defects are.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... individual's desire for prestige becomes uncontrollable, whether ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
When an individual's desire for prestige becomes uncontrollable, whether in the sewing circle or at the international conference table, other people suffer and often revolt.


13.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... individual doesn't count for much? Is he ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
"Does this mean," some will anxiously ask, "that in A.A. the individual doesn't count for much? Is he to be dominated by his group and swallowed up in it?"


14.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... individual entity, strictly reliant on its own ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
This meant, of course, that we had been given the courage to declare each A.A. group an individual entity, strictly reliant on its own conscience as a guide to action.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... individual, in the personal stories, describes in ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Each individual, in the personal stories, describes in his own language and from his own point of view the way he established his relationship with God.


16.
View CONTENTS   ... Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... individual may be entirely outside of A.A. ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
This individual may be entirely outside of A.A. -- for example, your clergyman or your doctor.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... individual may prove a blessing to him.  BB To Employers, p.141  
Firing such an individual may prove a blessing to him.


19.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... individual members.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
Here was something rare in the world -- a society which said it wished to publicize its principles and its work, but not its individual members.


20.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... individual members; surely there is none which ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We believe there isn't a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual's right to think, talk, and act as he wishes.


21.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... individual members waxed prosperous.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
So A.A., the movement, started and stayed broke, while its individual members waxed prosperous.


22.
View CONTENTS   ... individual, must eventually conform to principles that ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Four), p.10  
The group, like the individual, must eventually conform to principles that guarantee survival.


23.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... individual, must eventually conform to whatever tested ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
We saw that the group, exactly like the individual, must eventually conform to whatever tested principles would guarantee survival.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... individual of today is a stickler for ...  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
The practical individual of today is a stickler for facts and results.


25.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... individual recovery, just so earnestly did we ...  12&12 Tradition One, pp.130-131  
As we had once struggled and prayed for individual recovery, just so earnestly did we commence to quest for the principles through which A.A. itself might survive.


26.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... individual responsibilities to act as they see ...  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.


27.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... individual's right to think, talk, and act ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We believe there isn't a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual's right to think, talk, and act as he wishes.


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... individual should consult his own conscience.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
Each individual should consult his own conscience.


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... individual should ever take any action that ...  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.


30.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... individual should ever take any action that ...  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.


31.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... individual skills.  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.150-151  
The unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to, the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on any special individual skills.


32.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... individual spells sheer anarchy.  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
To many minds all this liberty for the individual spells sheer anarchy.


33.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... individual strength and intelligence, for just that ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


34.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... individual to settle for himself.  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They are questions for each individual to settle for himself.


35.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... individual was always making friendly little jokes ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
One instance comes to mind in which a malicious individual was always making friendly little jokes about an alcoholic's drinking exploits.


36.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... individual ways.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
Unlike the feelings of the ship's passengers, however, our joy in escape from disaster does not subside as we go our individual ways.


37.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... individual welfare follows close afterward.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
But individual welfare follows close afterward.


38.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... individual welfare follows close afterward.  12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
But individual welfare follows close afterward.


39.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... individual, who still smarts from our injustice ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
It is seldom wise to approach an individual, who still smarts from our injustice to him, and announce that we have gone religious.


40.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... individual will not.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
It becomes plain that the group must survive or the individual will not.


41.
View CONTENTS   ... individual will not. Common welfare comes first. ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


42.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... individual with a passion, say, for jay-walking.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
Our behavior is as absurd and incomprehensible with respect to the first drink as that of an individual with a passion, say, for jay-walking.


43.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... individual with alcoholic tendencies, he has probably ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
When this sort of thinking is fully established in an individual with alcoholic tendencies, he has probably placed himself beyond human aid, and unless locked up, may die or go permanently insane.


44.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... individual, your chances are good at this ...  BB To Wives, p.113  
If your husband is otherwise a normal individual, your chances are good at this stage.


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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