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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   ... known!   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Then he had, in effect, been raised from the dead, suddenly taken from the scrap heap to a level of life better than the best he had ever known!


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... known.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
There was a sense of victory, followed by such a peace and serenity as I had never known.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... known.   BB Into Action, p.78  
We have already admitted this in confidence to another person, but we are sure we would be imprisoned or lose our job if it were known.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... known.   BB To Employers, p.137  
I had been obliged to discharge him for drinking, though he was brilliant, alert, and one of the best organizers I have ever known.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... known a spiritual experience.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
One night, when confined in a hospital, he was approached by an alcoholic who had known a spiritual experience.


6.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... known accounting firm.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
Fred is partner in a well known accounting firm.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... known American psychiatrists.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He had consulted the best known American psychiatrists.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... known are wrong?"   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
But later, alone in his room, he asked himself this question: "Is it possible that all the religious people I have known are wrong?"


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... known as "two-stepping."   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
In A.A. slang, that blissful state is known as "two-stepping."


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... known doctor, chief physician at a nationally ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
A well-known doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent hospital specializing in alcoholic and drug addiction, gave Alcoholics Anonymous this letter:


11.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... known from the very beginning that we ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
As by some deep instinct, we A.A.'s have known from the very beginning that we must never, no matter what the provocation, publicly take sides in any fight, even a worthy one.


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... known him before.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
I talked with him for some time, but was not able to bring myself to feel that I had known him before.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... known hospital for the mental and physical ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My brother-in-law is a physician, and through his kindness and that of my mother I was placed in a nationally-known hospital for the mental and physical rehabilitation of alcoholics.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... known hospital for the treatment of alcoholic ...   BB A Vision For You, pp.161-162  
In one of these there is a well-known hospital for the treatment of alcoholic and drug addiction.


15.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... known in A.A. slang as "elder statesmen" ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Ultimately, they divide into two classes known in A.A. slang as "elder statesmen" and "bleeding deacons."


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... known lawyer in town, but just now ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
Understand he was once a well-known lawyer in town, but just now we've got him strapped down tight.(*)


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... known means to get the jay-walking idea ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
He tries every known means to get the jay-walking idea out of his head.


18.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... known only excitement, depression, or anxiety -- in ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
To those of us who have hitherto known only excitement, depression, or anxiety -- in other words, to all of us -- this newfound peace is a priceless gift.


19.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... known remedy.   BB To Employers, p.137  
Some employers have tried every known remedy.


20.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again.


21.
View FOREWORD   ... known surgeon and a New York broker.   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 at Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between a well-known surgeon and a New York broker.


22.
View STEP TEN essay   ... known that no one can make much ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


23.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... known these strangers always.   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
They knew they had a host of new friends; it seemed they had known these strangers always.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... known to man, but who had been ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
But this was a man who had experienced many years of frightful drinking, who had had most all the drunkard's experiences known to man, but who had been cured by the very means I had been trying to employ, that is to say the spiritual approach.


25.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... known to man, religion and that instinct ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


26.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... known to raise the very devil.   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Members of a family should watch such matters carefully, for one careless, inconsiderate remark has been known to raise the very devil.


27.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... known to the authorities.   BB Into Action, p.78  
Perhaps we have committed a criminal offense which might land us in jail if it were known to the authorities.


28.
View FOREWORD   ... known today, were borrowed mainly from the ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


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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