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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 TRADITION TWO essay   ... makes a regular report at business meetings.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Their treasurer, strictly accountable, takes money from the hat that is passed, banks it, pays the rent and other bills, and makes a regular report at business meetings.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... makes a sole vocation of this work, ...  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.


3.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... makes an accurate and unsparing survey of ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Every A.A. has found that he can make little headway in this new adventure of living until he first backtracks and really makes an accurate and unsparing survey of the human wreckage he has left in his wake.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... makes an impossible list for Santa Claus.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Sometimes it's because God has not delivered us the good things of life which we specified, as a greedy child makes an impossible list for Santa Claus.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... makes for discord and unhappiness.  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
This makes for discord and unhappiness.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... makes for more drinking.  BB Into Action, p.73  
He is under constant fear and tension -- that makes for more drinking.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... makes friends with everyone.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
He has so attractive a personality that he makes friends with everyone.


8.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... makes good sense.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
But as ex-problem drinkers, we can say that his explanation makes good sense.


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... makes it possible for us to receive ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... makes it virtually impossible for him to ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... makes life seem so worth while to ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now.


12.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... makes not the slightest difference with the ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
True, some of the projects to which A.A.'s have attached themselves have been ill-conceived, but that makes not the slightest difference with the principle involved.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... makes sense.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
After a bit, he said, "The way you fellows put this spiritual stuff makes sense.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... makes sense in the light of the ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Sometimes these excuses have a certain plausibility, but none of them really makes sense in the light of the havoc an alcoholic's drinking bout creates.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... makes sense to him.  BB Working With Others, p.93  
He can choose any conception he likes, provided it makes sense to him.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... makes that possible.  BB How It Works, p.62  
God makes that possible.


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... makes the difference between failure and success.  BB Working With Others, p.98  
That often makes the difference between failure and success.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... makes the impasse worse.  BB The Family Afterward, pp.126-127  
It is of little use to argue and only makes the impasse worse.


19.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... makes us feel superior to other people.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Let us reemphasize that this reluctance to fight one another or anybody else is not counted as some special virtue which makes us feel superior to other people.


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