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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 THREE essay   ... needed.   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
We can further add that a beginning, even the smallest, is all that is needed.


2.
View STEP THREE essay   ... needed.   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Power flows just where it is needed.


3.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... needed a great big alcoholic center, a ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
They figured the town needed a great big alcoholic center, a kind of pilot plant A.A. groups could duplicate everywhere.


4.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... needed a lot of money; that A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Suppose my answer had to be that A.A. needed a lot of money; that A.A. went in for education, hospitals, and rehabilitation?


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... needed an overhauling there.   BB How It Works, p.68  
Many of us needed an overhauling there.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... needed and wanted God.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... needed care.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Now and then, A.A. members have bought farms or rest homes where badly beat-up topers could find needed care.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... needed, if we kept close to Him ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well.


9.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... needed it.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
No beer or liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except at the State liquor agency where perhaps one might procure a pint if he could convince the agent that he really needed it.


10.
View STEP TEN essay   ... needed it, when our real motive was ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
We "constructively criticized" someone who needed it, when our real motive was to win a useless argument.


11.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... needed money, we could become immensely rich.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Moreover, at the slightest intimation to the general public from our trustees that we needed money, we could become immensely rich.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... needed or wanted.   BB Working With Others, pp.97-98  
For the type of alcoholic who is able and willing to get well, little charity, in the ordinary sense of the word, is needed or wanted.


13.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... needed postage stamps.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
A corporation director who had just voted a company expenditure of a hundred thousand dollars would appear at an A.A. business meeting and blow his top over an outlay of twenty-five dollars' worth of needed postage stamps.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... needed power wasn't there.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We could wish to be moral, we could wish to be philosophically comforted, in fact, we could will these things with all our might, but the needed power wasn't there.


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... needed support.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support.


16.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... needed that ten thousand dollars.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
We needed that ten thousand dollars.


17.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... needed the money for groceries, but that ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
Lois really needed the money for groceries, but that didn't stop me.


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... needed this help.   BB To Wives, p.116  
At first, some of us did not believe we needed this help.


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... needed to ask ourselves but one short ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
We needed to ask ourselves but one short question.


20.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... needed to be publicized.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Our work, as such, needed to be publicized.


21.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... needed to be told what alcoholism was, ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
People needed to be told what alcoholism was, so we'd educate the public, even rewrite school and medical textbooks.


22.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
It never occurred to us that we needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, whatever they were.


23.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
At the start, this was all we needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect our first conscious relation with God as we understood Him.


24.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... needed to consider the others, and in ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Each needed to consider the others, and in abiding faith they knew they must find their real strength.


25.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... needed to get on with the business ...   12&12 Step Seven, pp.71-72  
True, most of us thought good character was desirable, but obviously good character was something one needed to get on with the business of being self-satisfied.


26.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... needed to produce the essential psychic change.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
One feels that something more than human power is needed to produce the essential psychic change.


27.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... needed vast sums of money to the ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
As A.A. emerged from its infancy into adolescence, we swung from the idea that we needed vast sums of money to the notion that A.A. shouldn't have any.


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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