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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 FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... nearly 100,800 groups meeting in approximately 150 ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Since the third edition was published in 1976, worldwide membership of A.A. has just about doubled, to an estimated two million or more, with nearly 100,800 groups meeting in approximately 150 countries around the world.


2.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... nearly 6,000 groups whose membership is far ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
In that brief space, Alcoholics Anonymous has mushroomed into nearly 6,000 groups whose membership is far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.


4.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... nearly all cases, their ideals must be ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
In nearly all cases, their ideals must be grounded in a power greater than themselves, if they are to re-create their lives.


5.
View PREFACE   ... Nearly All"), eight stories were retained; five ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
In Part III ("They Lost Nearly All"), eight stories were retained; five new ones were added.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Nearly all have recovered.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
Nearly all have recovered.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... nearly all of us suffered the feeling ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Even before our drinking got bad and people began to cut us off, nearly all of us suffered the feeling that we didn't quite belong.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... nearly all their time to the work.  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
A few are fortunate enough to be so situated that they can give nearly all their time to the work.


9.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... nearly all these fears have subsided.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
It is significant, now that almost no A.A. in our Fellowship breaks anonymity at the public level, that nearly all these fears have subsided.


10.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... nearly always been the immediate cause of ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
Since defective relations with other human beings have nearly always been the immediate cause of our woes, including our alcoholism, no field of investigation could yield more satisfying and valuable rewards than this one.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... nearly always takes up his marriage responsibilities ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The alcoholic, realizing what his wife has endured, and now fully understanding how much he himself did to damage her and his children, nearly always takes up his marriage responsibilities with a willingness to repair what he can and to accept what he can't.


12.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Nearly always, these antics indicate nothing more ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
Nearly always, these antics indicate nothing more than temporary conditions.


13.
View STEP SIX essay   Nearly anyone could submit a good list ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.


14.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... nearly drove me back to drink, but ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
This sometimes nearly drove me back to drink, but I soon found that when all other measures failed, work with another alcoholic would save the day.


15.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... nearly enough.  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Hence it was most evident that a solitary self-appraisal, and the admission of our defects based upon that alone, wouldn't be nearly enough.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... nearly every instance the alcoholic only seems ...  BB To Wives, p.108  
Of course, there is such a thing as incompatibility, but in nearly every instance the alcoholic only seems to be unloving and inconsiderate; it is usually because he is warped and sickened that he says and does these appalling things.


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Nearly every modern employer feels a moral ...  BB To Employers, p.137  
Nearly every modern employer feels a moral responsibility for the well-being of his help, and he tries to meet these responsibilities.


18.
View TRADITION TWO essay   Nearly every oldtimer in our Society has ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Nearly every oldtimer in our Society has gone through this process in some degree.


19.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... nearly every one of us had been ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
By temperament, nearly every one of us had been an irrepressible promoter, and the prospect of a society composed almost entirely of promoters was frightening.


20.
View TRADITION SIX essay   Nearly every one of us had wished ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Nearly every one of us had wished to do great good, perform great deeds, and embody great ideals.


21.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... nearly every practical purpose, the active voice ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.


22.
View STEP FOUR essay   Nearly every serious emotional problem can be ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Nearly every serious emotional problem can be seen as a case of misdirected instinct.


23.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... nearly every society on earth give authority ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Doesn't nearly every society on earth give authority to some of its members to impose obedience upon the rest and to punish or expel offenders?


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Nearly every sound human being experiences, at ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Nearly every sound human being experiences, at some time in life, a compelling desire to find a mate of the opposite sex with whom the fullest possible union can be made -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... nearly everyone bound by ties of blood ...  BB To Wives, p.104  
What they say will apply to nearly everyone bound by ties of blood or affection to an alcoholic.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... nearly failed my law course.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Potential alcoholic that I was, I nearly failed my law course.


27.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... nearly four years have passed.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
As I write, nearly four years have passed.


28.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... nearly one-third.  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Women now make up more than one-fourth of the membership; among newer members, the proportion is nearly one-third.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... nearly perished in a sea of alcohol.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
The result was the same -- all of us had nearly perished in a sea of alcohol.


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