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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   ... later.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
In the early days of our drinking we occasionally remained sober for a year or more, becoming serious drinkers again later.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... later."   BB To Wives, p.118  
Let's talk about it later."


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... later, a future fellow of Alcoholics Anonymous ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Two days later, a future fellow of Alcoholics Anonymous stared glassily at the strangers beside his bed.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... later, a well man.   BB To Employers, p.141  
Had they fired me first, and had they then taken steps to see that I was presented with the solution contained in this book, I might have returned to them six months later, a well man.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... later, alone in his room, he asked ...   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?"


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... later, and just as he thought he ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Some time later, and just as he thought he was getting control of his liquor situation, he went on a roaring bender.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... later as stepping-stones to better things.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
These will appear as big setbacks at the time, but will be seen later as stepping-stones to better things.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... later be deducted from his pay.   BB To Employers, p.143  
If you propose such a procedure to him, it may be necessary to advance the cost of treatment, but we believe it should be made plain that any expense will later be deducted from his pay.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... later became co-founders of A.A.   BB A Vision For You (Note), p.155  
These men later became co-founders of A.A.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... later came to believe was the great ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
Without this proof the expectant purchaser would be forced to depart empty handed with none of what I later came to believe was the great panacea for all human ills.


11.
View FOREWORD   ... later confirmed at A.A.'s First International Convention, ...   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
It was out of this vast welter of explosive experience that A.A.'s Twelve Traditions took form and were first published in 1946 and later confirmed at A.A.'s First International Convention, held at Cleveland in 1950.


12.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... later, Ed got a sales job which ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Quite a while later, Ed got a sales job which took him out of town.


13.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... later, Ed stole by night into an ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
About two weeks later, Ed stole by night into an A.A. member's house and, unknown to the family, went to bed.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... later fail us, for they are human, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
If we lean too heavily on people, they will sooner or later fail us, for they are human, too, and cannot possibly meet our incessant demands.


15.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... later he called to see me, and ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
One year later he called to see me, and I experienced a very strange sensation.


16.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... later he discovers a way of life ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
At first he goes along because he must, but later he discovers a way of life he really wants to live.


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... later, he is likely to say you ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he has trouble later, he is likely to say you rushed him.


18.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   Later, he requested the privilege of being ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Later, he requested the privilege of being allowed to tell his story to other patients here and with some misgiving, we consented.


19.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... later helped?"   12&12 Tradition Three, p.145  
What would have happened to him and all the others he later helped?"


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... later, in an upper room of this ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Impressed by those who visited him at the hospital, he capitulated entirely when, later, in an upper room of this house, he heard the story of some man whose experience closely tallied with his own.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... later life he finds that real happiness ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
In later life he finds that real happiness is not to be found in just trying to be a number one man, or even a first-rater in the heartbreaking struggle for money, romance, or self-importance.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... later on.   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I discovered many more reasons later on.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... later on.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
A pattern is thereby established that may take a lot of undoing later on.


24.
View STEP SIX essay   ... later on -- only we call that "retiring."   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
And how often we work hard with no better motive than to be secure and slothful later on -- only we call that "retiring."


25.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... later opportunity.   BB Working With Others, p.90  
You may spoil a later opportunity.


26.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... later placed us in a position to ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... later pressures to cripple them.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
They need to be as sure as possible that no deep-lying emotional handicap in either will be likely to rise up under later pressures to cripple them.


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... later proves to be a far too ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.112-113  
We naturally congratulate ourselves on what later proves to be a far too easy and superficial point of view.


29.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... later that my wife inspected it frequently.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I found out later that my wife inspected it frequently.


30.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... later the conquest of the air was ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Only thirty years later the conquest of the air was almost an old story and airplane travel was in full swing.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... later the pink cloud stage wears off ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Sooner or later the pink cloud stage wears off and things go disappointingly dull.


32.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... later these three had succeeded with seven ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
A year and six months later these three had succeeded with seven more.


33.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... later, this tough Irish customer liked to ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.154  
Years later, this tough Irish customer liked to say, "My sponsor sold me one idea, and that was sobriety.


34.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... later vicissitude has shaken it.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
No later vicissitude has shaken it.


35.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... later, you are likely to find him ...   BB To Wives, p.113  
Sooner or later, you are likely to find him reading the book once more.


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