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1.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... its actions never be personally punitive nor ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


2.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... its actual operation it discloses a society ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Though Tradition Nine at first sight seems to deal with a purely practical matter, in its actual operation it discloses a society without organization, animated only by the spirit of service -- a true fellowship.


3.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... its advantages for all.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
And besides, we are sure that our way of living has its advantages for all.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... its advantages when reasonably used.  BB To Wives, p.110  
Some, but not all of us, think it has its advantages when reasonably used.


5.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... its advertising; he was to be described ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The association wanted to use our member's full name in all its advertising; he was to be described both as its director of publicity and as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.


6.
View CONTENTS   ... its affairs as it pleases, except when ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Four), p.10  
Every group manages its affairs as it pleases, except when A.A. as a whole is threatened.


7.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... its affairs exactly as it pleases, except ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
But in relation to us, it means very simply that every A.A. group can manage its affairs exactly as it pleases, except when A.A. as a whole is threatened.


8.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... its application presented difficulties beyond our conception.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
We doctors have realized for a long time that some form of moral psychology was of urgent importance to alcoholics, but its application presented difficulties beyond our conception.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... its ashes about.  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Then, under one provocation or another, the aggrieved one would unearth the old affair and angrily cast its ashes about.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... its attendant suffering and humiliation, why is ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
If hundreds of experiences have shown him that one drink means another debacle with all its attendant suffering and humiliation, why is it he takes that one drink?


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Its author was a man who for ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
Its author was a man who for several hundred years now has been rated as a saint.


12.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... its authority.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
In either case, the group now has a so-called rotating committee, very sharply limited in its authority.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... its best moments for the worst I ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
My old manner of life was by no means a bad one, but I would not exchange its best moments for the worst I have now.


14.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... its bestowal upon others like us is ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
This is our gift from God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates A.A.'s all around the globe.


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... its bills, that's really news.  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.


16.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... its business?  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Who is more unpopular than the oldtime A.A., full of wisdom, who moves to another area and tries to tell the group there how to run its business?


17.
View STEP TEN essay   ... its chief application to situations which arise ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Today's spot check finds its chief application to situations which arise in each day's march.


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... its commitment to health resorts, sanitariums, hospitals, ...  BB To Wives, p.107  
Most of us have entered the final stage with its commitment to health resorts, sanitariums, hospitals, and jails.


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... its common manifestations.  BB How It Works, p.64  
Being convinced that self, manifested in various ways, was what had defeated us, we considered its common manifestations.


20.
View STEP ONE essay   ... its consequences.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
We know that little good can come to any alcoholic who joins A.A. unless he has first accepted his devastating weakness and all its consequences.


21.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... its core it remains simple and personal.  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.


22.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... its course or be hopelessly lost.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
The A.A. group would have to stick to its course or be hopelessly lost.


23.
View STEP ONE essay   ... its demands.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds us of all self-sufficiency and all will to resist its demands.


24.
View CONTENTS   ... its direction?  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.10  
Where does A.A. get its direction?


25.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... its direction?  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
Where does A.A. get its direction?


26.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... its director of publicity and as a ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The association wanted to use our member's full name in all its advertising; he was to be described both as its director of publicity and as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... its effectiveness would be increased if we ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
None of us makes a sole vocation of this work, nor do we think its effectiveness would be increased if we did.


28.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... its elders, will be in the long ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
This is the experience which has led us to the conclusion that our group conscience, well-advised by its elders, will be in the long run wiser than any single leader.


29.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... its elements are simple.  BB We Agnostics, p.57  
Yet its elements are simple.


30.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... its environs there are one thousand of ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
In one western city and its environs there are one thousand of us and our families.


31.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... its era had almost forgotten.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.


32.
View FOREWORD   ... its experience in a book which finally ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
Nevertheless, the infant Society determined to set down its experience in a book which finally reached the public in April 1939.


33.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... its Fellowship will number many hundreds.(*)  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being a large place, we think that some day its Fellowship will number many hundreds.(*)


34.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... its first fruits is emotional balance.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
One of its first fruits is emotional balance.


35.
View STEP THREE essay   ... its first major test.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
When World War II broke out, this spiritual principle had its first major test.


36.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... its first step in the formation of ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
A.A. had taken its first step in the formation of Tradition Three.


37.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... its flight like a boomerang and all ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Out of this alloy of drink and speculation, I commenced to forge the weapon that one day would turn in its flight like a boomerang and all but cut me to ribbons.


38.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
To those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between misery and sobriety, and often the difference between life and death.


39.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   Its foreword made this revealing statement: "It ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Its foreword made this revealing statement: "It is important that we remain anonymous because we are too few, at present, to handle the overwhelming number of personal appeals which may result from this publication.


40.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... its Foundation Board,(*) nor the humblest group ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Neither its General Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) nor the humblest group committee can issue a single directive to an A.A. member and make it stick, let alone mete out any punishment.


41.
View FOREWORD   ... its friends, this is but the beginning ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
In the view of its friends, this is but the beginning of its unique and valuable service.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... its full implication, it is really talking ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When the Twelfth Step is seen in its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of love that has no price tag on it.


43.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... its General Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Neither its General Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) nor the humblest group committee can issue a single directive to an A.A. member and make it stick, let alone mete out any punishment.


44.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... its "God nonsense."  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
His pet obsession was that A.A. could get along better without its "God nonsense."


45.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... its grip.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
The inviting maelstrom of Wall Street had me in its grip.


46.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Its headquarters address is 1600 Corporate Landing ...  12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
(*) In adapted form, the Steps are also used by Al-Anon Family Groups. Not a part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking). Its headquarters address is 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


47.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... its hidden springs that relapse was unthinkable.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Above all, he believed he had acquired such a profound knowledge of the inner workings of his mind and its hidden springs that relapse was unthinkable.


48.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... its hopelessness, the physician began to pursue ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
But when the broker gave him Dr. Silkworth's description of alcoholism and its hopelessness, the physician began to pursue the spiritual remedy for his malady with a willingness he had never before been able to muster.


49.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... its 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.


50.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... its individual members; surely there is none ...  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.


51.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... its 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.


52.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... its infancy into adolescence, we swung from ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
As A.A. emerged from its infancy into adolescence, we swung from the idea that we needed vast sums of money to the notion that A.A. shouldn't have any.


53.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... its inner essence is.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Once more we read our prayer, and again try to see what its inner essence is.


54.
View STEP THREE essay   ... its interior.  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Every modern house has electric wiring carrying power and light to its interior.


55.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... its international service center.  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
At New York, USA, Alcoholics Anonymous maintains its international service center.


56.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... its key word.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
The joy of living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step, and action is its key word.


57.
View CONTENTS   ... its keyword.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.8  
Action its keyword.


58.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... its leaders shall serve.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Thus throughout A.A. does the group conscience decree the terms upon which its leaders shall serve.


59.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... its leadership to draw votes.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
A political party wishes to win an election, so it advertises the virtues of its leadership to draw votes.


60.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... its legions of well-wishers, A.A. could never ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Without its legions of well-wishers, A.A. could never have grown as it has.


61.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... its letterhead shows the name of every ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
A worthy charity wants to raise money; forthwith, its letterhead shows the name of every distinguished person whose support can be obtained.


62.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... its list of 'protective' regulations.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Our Foundation office(*) asked each group to send in its list of 'protective' regulations.


63.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Its main object is to enable you ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.


64.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... its members and enforce obedience to necessary ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Did anyone ever hear of a society which couldn't somehow discipline its members and enforce obedience to necessary rules and regulations?


65.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... its members govern or direct the group.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
In no sense whatever can its members govern or direct the group.


66.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... its members in a position of unqualified ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


67.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... its members to impose obedience upon the ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Doesn't nearly every society on earth give authority to some of its members to impose obedience upon the rest and to punish or expel offenders?


68.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... its membership a salesman we shall call ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Not long after the man with the double stigma knocked for admission, A.A.'s other group received into its membership a salesman we shall call Ed.


69.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... its membership might angrily rush off to ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Disliking the attempt of some to manage a group, half its membership might angrily rush off to form another group more to their liking.


70.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... its membership regulations?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did A.A. finally drop all its membership regulations?


71.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... its message to the alcoholic who still ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Five -- Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


72.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... its message to the alcoholic who still ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
5. Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


73.
View CONTENTS   ... its message to the alcoholic who still ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10  
Tradition Five -- "Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


74.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... its message to the alcoholic who still ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
"Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


75.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... its message to the alcoholic who still ...  12&12 Tradition Five (Long), p.190  
Five -- Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


76.
View STEP TWO essay   ... its morality was impossibly good; in others ...  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
In spots its morality was impossibly good; in others it seemed impossibly bad.


77.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... its mystery is; and let us lift ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us look now upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still unseen.


78.
View FOREWORD   ... its name.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book was called "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the Fellowship took its name.


79.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... its object is always the same: to ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
But its object is always the same: to improve our conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, and love.


80.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... its object is to thoroughly clear mind ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
Whatever the method, its object is to thoroughly clear mind and body of the effects of alcohol.


81.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... its occupations are represented, as well as ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds.


82.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... its own affairs, each A.A. group should ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
4. With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


83.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... its own affairs, each A.A. group should ...  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
Four -- With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


84.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... its own book.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The fledgling society, which had been nameless, now began to be called Alcoholics Anonymous, from the title of its own book.


85.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... its own conscience.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
4. With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


86.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... its own conscience.  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
Four -- With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


87.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... its own conscience as a guide to ...  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.


88.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... its own right.  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
All these failings generate fear, a soul-sickness in its own right.


89.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... its paralyzing grip.  12&12 Step Seven, pp.72-73  
Every newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes for himself, that his humble admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his first step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.


90.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... its people really dominated us.  BB How It Works, p.66  
We began to see that the world and its people really dominated us.


91.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... its people were often quite wrong.  BB How It Works, pp.65-66  
The first thing apparent was that this world and its people were often quite wrong.


92.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... its pioneering time.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The flying-blind period ended and A.A. entered a new phase of its pioneering time.


93.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... its place.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
As the pain subsides, a healing tranquillity takes its place.


94.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... its plans concern the welfare of neighboring ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
But when its plans concern the welfare of neighboring groups also, those groups ought to be consulted.


95.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... its plans concern the welfare of neighboring ...  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
But when its plans concern the welfare of neighboring groups also, those groups ought to be consulted.


96.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... its power and simplicity.  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.'s speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity.


97.
View FOREWORD   ... its present form, substance, and unity.  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
The Tradition section of this volume portrays in some detail the experience which finally produced the Twelve Traditions and so gave A.A. its present form, substance, and unity.


98.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... its primary purpose.  12&12 Tradition Seven, pp.164-165  
The pressure of that fat treasury would surely tempt the board to invent all kinds of schemes to do good with such funds, and so divert A.A. from its primary purpose.


99.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... its principal patient and would-be manager.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We had been presented with a hospital, and almost immediately the donor's son became its principal patient and would-be manager.


100.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... its principles and its work, but not ...  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.


101.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... its prudent financial principle; that it place ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


102.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... its purpose for lack of nourishment, so ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
As the body can fail its purpose for lack of nourishment, so can the soul.


103.
View STEP TWO essay   ... its quantity.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
This answer has to do with the quality of faith rather than its quantity.


104.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... its quick energy value at times of ...  BB The Family Afterward, pp.133-134  
He thought all alcoholics should constantly have chocolate available for its quick energy value at times of fatigue.


105.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... its ramifications.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
In all probability, we shall never be able to touch more than a fair fraction of the alcohol problem in all its ramifications.


106.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... its real merit is.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Therefore, we ought to consider each request carefully to see what its real merit is.


107.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... its right to be wrong.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Thus it was that under Tradition Four an A.A. group had exercised its right to be wrong.


108.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... its rotating committee, and the groups of ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The small group may elect its secretary, the large group its rotating committee, and the groups of a large metropolitan area their central or intergroup committee, which often employs a full-time secretary.


109.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... its rotating committee, and the groups of ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The small group may elect its secretary, the large group its rotating committee, and the groups of a large metropolitan area their central or intergroup committee, which often employs a full-time secretary.


110.
View STEP SIX essay   ... its satisfactions for us, too.  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Gossip barbed with our anger, a polite form of murder by character assassination, has its satisfactions for us, too.


111.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... its secretary, the large group its rotating ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The small group may elect its secretary, the large group its rotating committee, and the groups of a large metropolitan area their central or intergroup committee, which often employs a full-time secretary.


112.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... its secretary, the large group its rotating ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The small group may elect its secretary, the large group its rotating committee, and the groups of a large metropolitan area their central or intergroup committee, which often employs a full-time secretary.


113.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
III. To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A. -- the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives -- with a traditional "Right of Decision."


114.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... its significance everywhere.  BB How It Works, p.69  
They see its significance everywhere.


115.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... its sole objective.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
Sobriety had to be its sole objective.


116.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... its soundness may, of course, mean little.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
As laymen, our opinion as to its soundness may, of course, mean little.


117.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... its spirit.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Though not in the strict letter of anonymity, such communications were well within its spirit.


118.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... its successful consummation.  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation.


119.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... its suggestions.  BB To Employers, p.144  
When the man is presented with this volume it is best that no one tell him he must abide by its suggestions.


120.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... its suggestions.  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Our hope is that when this chip of a book is launched on the world tide of alcoholism, defeated drinkers will seize upon it, to follow its suggestions.


121.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... its telephone, but it was an open ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Even more important, an empty club couldn't answer its telephone, but it was an open invitation to a drunk on a binge who possessed a spare key.


122.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.


123.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... its trees.  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
We missed the reality and the beauty of the forest because we were diverted by the ugliness of some of its trees.


124.
View TRADITION NINE essay   Its trustees are the caretakers and expediters ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Its trustees are the caretakers and expediters of our world services.


125.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... its trustees might be tempted to run ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Whoever pays the piper is apt to call the tune, and if the A.A. Foundation obtained money from outside sources, its trustees might be tempted to run things without reference to the wishes of A.A. as a whole.


126.
View STEP TWO essay   ... its Twelve Steps are but suggestions.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
All of its Twelve Steps are but suggestions.


127.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... its unique and highly successful approach to ...  BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


128.
View FOREWORD   ... its unique and valuable service.  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
In the view of its friends, this is but the beginning of its unique and valuable service.


129.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... its unique but effective therapy."  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
This self-insurance has resulted in the restoration of physical, mental and spiritual health and self-respect to hundreds of men and women who would be hopelessly down and out without its unique but effective therapy."


130.
View FOREWORD   ... its unity and relates itself to the ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
They outline the means by which A.A. maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it lives and grows.


131.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... its walls.  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Many of us have felt, for the first time, the Presence and Power of God within its walls.


132.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... its waste of time, men and reputation.  BB To Employers, p.148  
Alcoholism may be causing your organization considerable damage in its waste of time, men and reputation.


133.
View STEP TWO essay   ... its way with us.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
But then alcohol began to have its way with us.


134.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... its weekly visitors, for they number sixty ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Now, this house will hardly accommodate its weekly visitors, for they number sixty or eighty as a rule.


135.
View STEP THREE essay   ... its weight to be willing to look ...  12&12 Step Three, pp.37-38  
Each of us has had his own near-fatal encounter with the juggernaut of self-will, and has suffered enough under its weight to be willing to look for something better.


136.
View STEP THREE essay   ... its will upon the rest.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Every such pressure group, if it is strong enough, self-righteously imposes its will upon the rest.


137.
View STEP TEN essay   ... its work.  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Before we ask what a spot-check inventory is, let's look at the kind of setting in which such an inventory can do its work.


138.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... its work, but not its 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.


139.
View STEP TWO essay   ... its works.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
Another crowd of A.A.'s says: "We were plumb disgusted with religion and all its works.


140.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... its world affairs.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.


141.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... its World Service Office, 1600 Corporate Landing ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
If there is no Al-Anon listing in your local telephone book, you may obtain further information on Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups by writing to its World Service Office, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


142.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... its worst aspect.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
We have been dealing with alcohol in its worst aspect.


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