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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... member.  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Upon hearing this, our friend was somewhat relieved, for he reflected that, after all, he was a good church member.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... member.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
This dry spell lasted for about three weeks; then I went to Atlantic City to attend several days' meeting of a national society of which I was a member.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... member.  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Of course, the often disputed question of whether God can -- and will, under certain conditions -- remove defects of character will be answered with a prompt affirmative by almost any A.A. member.


4.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... member.  12&12 Tradition Three, pp.141-142  
He talked frankly with that group's oldest member.


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... member a year?  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
Would they send us a dollar a member a year?


6.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... member acting as a citizen can become ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
If an A.A. member acting as a citizen can become a better researcher, educator, personnel officer, then why not?


7.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... member, and had the habit at times ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I would sometimes hide out in one of the clubs of which I was a member, and had the habit at times of registering at a hotel under a fictitious name.


8.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... member and make it stick, let alone ...  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.


9.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... member be?"  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Squarely before us was the question "How anonymous should an A.A. member be?"


10.
View CONTENTS   ... member becomes an active guardian of our ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eleven), p.12  
Each member becomes an active guardian of our Fellowship.


11.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... member becomes an active guardian of our ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
In it, each member becomes an active guardian of our Fellowship.


12.
View FOREWORD   ... member can be set in personal authority ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Why is it, they ask, that in A.A. no member can be set in personal authority over another, that nothing like a central government can anywhere be seen?


13.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... member carry our knowledge into other fields, ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... member declares that no satisfaction has been ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Practically every A.A. member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in a Twelfth Step job well done.


15.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... member follows to the best of his ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Unless each A.A. member follows to the best of his ability our suggested Twelve Steps to recovery, he almost certainly signs his own death warrant.


16.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... member's full name in all its advertising; ...  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.


17.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... member gives us a vivid glimpse of ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
A member gives us a vivid glimpse of those days.


18.
View STEP SIX essay   ... member has been granted a release from ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
It is plain for everybody to see that each sober A.A. member has been granted a release from this very obstinate and potentially fatal obsession.


19.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... member has to conform to the principles ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
The A.A. member has to conform to the principles of recovery.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... member has to if he would recover.  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover.


21.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... member's house and, unknown to the family, ...  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.


22.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... member if this really works.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
They dubiously ask an experienced A.A. member if this really works.


23.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... member if you say so.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
For A.A. is really saying to every serious drinker, "You are an A.A. member if you say so.


24.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... member into outer darkness, when indeed no ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


25.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... member is personal sobriety, the aim of ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Just as the aim of each A.A. member is personal sobriety, the aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


26.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... member is trying to live.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
One more suggestion: Whether the family has spiritual convictions or not, they may do well to examine the principles by which the alcoholic member is trying to live.


27.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... member's name -- and story, too -- had to ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Clearly, every A.A. member's name -- and story, too -- had to be confidential, if he wished.


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... member of a resentful family begins to ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion.


29.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... member of a world-renowned hospital, recently made ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
One of these men, staff member of a world-renowned hospital, recently made this statement to some of us: "What you say about the general hopelessness of the average alcoholic's plight is, in my opinion, correct.


30.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... member of A.A., wants to deprecate material ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Certainly no alcoholic, and surely no member of A.A., wants to deprecate material achievement.


31.
View CONTENTS   ... member of A.A. when he says so.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Three), p.10  
Any alcoholic is a member of A.A. when he says so.


32.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... member of Alcoholics Anonymous."  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
When writing or speaking publicly about alcoholism, we urge each of our Fellowship to omit his personal name, designating himself instead as "a member of Alcoholics Anonymous."


33.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... member of Alcoholics Anonymous.  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.


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Though he is now a most effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes and drinks coffee, but neither his wife nor anyone else stands in judgment.


35.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
1. Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


36.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a ...  12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
One -- Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


37.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... member of his community.  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He too, has become a respected and useful member of his community.


38.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... member of it should be only too ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.


39.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... member of our Society when he says ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.145  
So the hand of Providence early gave us a sign that any alcoholic is a member of our Society when he says so.


40.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... member of society.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.


41.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... member of the family and neglect the ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Suppose we lavish attention upon one member of the family and neglect the others.


42.
View STEP NINE essay   ... member of the family and readily admit ...  12&12 Step Nine, pp.83-84  
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


43.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... member of the family demands that the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
We find the more one member of the family demands that the others concede to him, the more resentful they become.


44.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... member, pleading; but it's no use, the ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
They rush from crisis to crisis and from member to member, pleading; but it's no use, the revolution is on.


45.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... member, sane to all appearances, immediately answers, ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
The member, sane to all appearances, immediately answers, "Yes!


46.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... member should ever, in such a way ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
10. No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


47.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... member should ever, in such a way ...  12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
Ten -- No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


48.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... member solely because of his public relations ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Of course, there couldn't be the slightest objection if such an association hired an A.A. member solely because of his public relations ability and his knowledge of alcoholism.


49.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... member summoned two others, and in confidence ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
The oldest member summoned two others, and in confidence laid the explosive facts in their laps.


50.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... member tells this story:  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
Highlighting the wisdom of A.A.'s single purpose, a member tells this story:


51.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... member the minute you declare yourself."  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
So you're an A.A. member the minute you declare yourself."


52.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... member to a single resolve: "Out he ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
A great wave of outraged resentment engulfed the meeting, sweeping every member to a single resolve: "Out he goes!"


53.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... member to break his anonymity at a ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
But that wasn't the whole story, for in this case not only was an A.A. member to break his anonymity at a public level, he was to link the name Alcoholics Anonymous to this particular educational project in the minds of millions.


54.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... member to educate the public on alcoholism.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
A university wanted an A.A. member to educate the public on alcoholism.


55.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... member to member, pleading; but it's no ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
They rush from crisis to crisis and from member to member, pleading; but it's no use, the revolution is on.


56.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... member who has spent much of his ...  BB To Employers, p.136  
Among many employers nowadays, we think of one member who has spent much of his life in the world of big business.


57.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... member who was living in a large ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
We know of an A.A. member who was living in a large community.


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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