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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 STEP FOUR essay   ... likely to be aroused.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
If the pursuit of wealth tramples upon people who happen to be in the way, then anger, jealousy, and revenge are likely to be aroused.


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... likely to be far more specific than ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


3.
View STEP THREE essay   ... likely to be his closest A.A. friend.  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
At first that "somebody" is likely to be his closest A.A. friend.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... likely to be the husband. But many ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
(*) Written in 1939, when there were few women in A.A., this chapter assumes that the alcoholic in the home is likely to be the husband. But many of the suggestions given here may be adapted to help the person who lives with a woman alcoholic -- whether she is still drinking or is recovering in A.A. A further source of help is noted on page 121.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... likely to drink again, and anything is ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
He will be less likely to drink again, and anything is preferable to that.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... likely to entertain is one of resentment ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
Another feeling we are very likely to entertain is one of resentment that love and loyalty could not cure our husbands of alcoholism.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... likely to find him reading the book ...  BB To Wives, p.113  
Sooner or later, you are likely to find him reading the book once more.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... likely to follow your suggestions.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
He will be more likely to follow your suggestions.


9.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... likely to, for we understand ourselves so ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
We admit we have some of these symptoms, but we have not gone to the extremes you fellows did, nor are we likely to, for we understand ourselves so well after what you have told us that such things cannot happen again.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... likely to get far in any direction ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... likely to have fixed ideas about the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
The alcoholic, his wife, his children, his "in-laws", each one is likely to have fixed ideas about the family's attitude towards himself or herself.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... likely to have varied traits.  BB How It Works, p.61  
But, as with most humans, he is more likely to have varied traits.


13.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... likely to receive from Step Five?  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
What are we likely to receive from Step Five?


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... likely to reveal the very defects the ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
To these it can be suggested that a conscientious examination is likely to reveal the very defects the objectionable questions are concerned with.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... likely to rise up under later pressures ...  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.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... likely to say you rushed him.  BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he has trouble later, he is likely to say you rushed him.


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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