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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 DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... name.   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.


2.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... name.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
Hence such facilities ought not to use the A.A. name.


3.
View FOREWORD   ... name.   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book was called "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the Fellowship took its name.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... name.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


5.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... name.   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
Hence such facilities ought not to use the A.A. name.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... name a person upon whom she can ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
It is better, however, that one does not needlessly name a person upon whom she can vent jealousy.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... name Alcoholics Anonymous for publicity or money-raising ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
In former days, the moment an A.A. hired out to such enterprises, he was immediately tempted to use the name Alcoholics Anonymous for publicity or money-raising purposes.


8.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... name Alcoholics Anonymous to this particular educational ...   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.


9.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... name, and partly recognized his features, but ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
I knew the man by name, and partly recognized his features, but there all resemblance ended.


10.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... name -- and story, too -- had to be ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Clearly, every A.A. member's name -- and story, too -- had to be confidential, if he wished.


11.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... name behind any meritorious cause.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
In fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the whole weight of the A.A. name behind any meritorious cause.


12.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... name boards to govern us, but it ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is clear now that we ought never to name boards to govern us, but it is equally clear that we shall always need to authorize workers to serve us.


13.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... name, designating himself instead as "a member ...   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."


14.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... name for his own purposes, the damage ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
If even one publicly got drunk, or was lured into using A.A.'s name for his own purposes, the damage might be irreparable.


15.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... name from clubs and Twelfth Step houses.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Even inside A.A. we found it imperative to remove the A.A. name from clubs and Twelfth Step houses.


16.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... name holds them together?"   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
What in Heaven's name holds them together?"


17.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... name in all its advertising; he was ...   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.


18.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


19.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, ...   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.190  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


20.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... name of Alcoholics Anonymous was being misused.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A.A.'s sole purpose was being compromised, and the name of Alcoholics Anonymous was being misused.


21.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... name of every distinguished person whose support ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
A worthy charity wants to raise money; forthwith, its letterhead shows the name of every distinguished person whose support can be obtained.


22.
View STEP TWO essay   ... name of God.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
How we loved to shout the damaging fact that millions of the 'good men of religion' were still killing one another off in the name of God.


23.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was ...   12&12 Tradition Three (Note), p.140  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


24.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was ...   12&12 Tradition Four (Note), p.148  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


25.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was ...   12&12 Tradition Seven (Note), p.162  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


26.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was ...   12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.168  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


27.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was ...   12&12 Tradition Nine (Note), p.173  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


28.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven (Note), p.182  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... name ought never be drawn into public ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Ten -- Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.


30.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... name ought never be drawn into public ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
"Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


31.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... name ought never be drawn into public ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.179  
Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


32.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... name our injuries.   BB How It Works, p.65  
On our grudge list we set opposite each name our injuries.


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... name -- pride; personal sex relations; security (fear).   BB How It Works, p.65  
My wife -- misunderstands and nags; likes Brown; wants the house put in her name -- pride; personal sex relations; security (fear).


34.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... name to any cause other than our ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
We saw as never before that we could not lend the A.A. name to any cause other than our own.


35.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... name to any related facility or outside ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Six -- An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.


36.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... name to any related facility or outside ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
"An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose."


37.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... name will be exploited by somebody for ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Perhaps the fear will always lurk in every A.A. heart that one day our name will be exploited by somebody for real cash.


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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