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1.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new A.A.'s, this often seems like a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
To new A.A.'s, this often seems like a very dubious and improbable state of affairs.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... new about that.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
I had been out of town before during this particular dry spell, so there was nothing new about that.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   New acquaintances who know nothing of alcoholism ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
New acquaintances who know nothing of alcoholism might be made and thoughtful considerations given their needs.


4.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... new adventure of living until he first ...   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.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new alcoholic friends.   BB To Wives, p.119  
We suggest that you direct some of your thought to the wives of his new alcoholic friends.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... new alcoholic looks for this spirit among ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
Every new alcoholic looks for this spirit among us and is immensely relieved when he finds we are not witch-burners.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... new and triumphant arch through which we ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... new and wonderful ties, for you will ...   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
You will be bound to them with new and wonderful ties, for you will escape disaster together and you will commence shoulder to shoulder your common journey.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... new and wonderful world, no matter what ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new atmosphere.   BB To Wives, p.115  
When you have carefully explained to such people that he is a sick person, you will have created a new atmosphere.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new attentions.   BB To Wives, p.107  
And just as we were being convinced of their heartlessness, they would surprise us with fresh resolves and new attentions.


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... new attitude, a new relationship with our ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... new attitude and spirit all around.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
This means a new attitude and spirit all around.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... new attitude, and they have been saved ...   BB To Employers, p.150  
They have a new attitude, and they have been saved from a living death.


15.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... new attitude toward liquor has been given ...   BB Into Action, p.85  
We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new attitudes that finally brought many of ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new avenues of usefulness and pleasure.   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
If he does not argue about religion, he will make new friends and is sure to find new avenues of usefulness and pleasure.


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new basis, but just as things are ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
Perhaps your husband will make a fair start on the new basis, but just as things are going beautifully he dismays you by coming home drunk.


19.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... new book a great deal began to ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
With the appearance of the new book a great deal began to happen.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... new, by the complete readiness with which ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Is not our age characterized by the ease with which we discard old ideas for new, by the complete readiness with which we throw away the theory or gadget which does not work for something new which does?


21.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... new center shone.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
Freshly painted, the new center shone.


22.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new channels of activity for themselves, mother ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency.


23.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... new confidence that he is at last ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Having found the shoes that fit, he ought to step into them and walk with new confidence that he is at last on the right track.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new courage, good nature and lack of ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
Your new courage, good nature and lack of self-consciousness will do wonders for you socially.


25.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new courage to many a priest, minister, ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
He may bring new hope and new courage to many a priest, minister, or rabbi, who gives his all to minister to our troubled world.


26.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... new customs and practices within the Fellowship.   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
While our literature has preserved the integrity of the A.A. message, sweeping changes in society as a whole are reflected in new customs and practices within the Fellowship.


27.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at their strange new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.


28.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... new Employer.   BB How It Works, p.63  
We had a new Employer.


29.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... New England town to which we new, ...   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic.


30.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... New England village of about seven thousand ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
I was born in a small New England village of about seven thousand souls.


31.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... new epoch in the annals of alcoholism.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxv-xxvi  
These facts appear to be of extreme medical importance; because of the extraordinary possibilities of rapid growth inherent in this group they may mark a new epoch in the annals of alcoholism.


32.
View STEP TEN essay   ... new events throw us off balance and ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
The quick inventory is aimed at our daily ups and downs, especially those where people or new events throw us off balance and tempt us to make mistakes.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... new-found Friend take them away, root and ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch.


34.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new-found happiness, there will be ups and ...   BB To Wives, p.117  
In spite of your new-found happiness, there will be ups and downs.


35.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... new freedom.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
Yet it is our great hope that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of this book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom.


36.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... new freedom and a new happiness.   BB Into Action, p.83  
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.


37.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new friends and is sure to find ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
If he does not argue about religion, he will make new friends and is sure to find new avenues of usefulness and pleasure.


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... new friends in your own community.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
You are going to meet these new friends in your own community.


39.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... new friends; it seemed they had known ...   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
They knew they had a host of new friends; it seemed they had known these strangers always.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new friends that he is inconsiderately away ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Her husband may become so wrapped up in A.A. and his new friends that he is inconsiderately away from home more than when he drank.


41.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... new God-consciousness within.   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I was to test my thinking by the new God-consciousness within.


42.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   New groups started up and it was ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
New groups started up and it was found, to the astonishment of everyone, that A.A.'s message could be transmitted in the mail as well as by word of mouth.


43.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... new happiness.   BB Into Action, p.83  
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.


44.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new hope and new courage to many ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
He may bring new hope and new courage to many a priest, minister, or rabbi, who gives his all to minister to our troubled world.


45.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... new in life.   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
These men had found something brand new in life.


46.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... new indeed has been added.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Something new indeed has been added.


47.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... new instrument for social action; a new ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


48.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new joy of living in trying to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we find a new joy of living in trying to do something about all these things?


49.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... new kind of confidence is born, and ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
As we persist, a brand-new kind of confidence is born, and the sense of relief at finally facing ourselves is indescribable.


50.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... New Land had brought lustre to tired ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
The outlines and the promise of the New Land had brought lustre to tired eyes and fresh courage to flagging spirits.


51.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... new lessons for living were learned, new ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
He will also report that out of every season of grief or suffering, when the hand of God seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons for living were learned, new resources of courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God does "move in a mysterious way His wonders to perform."


52.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new life.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


53.
View STEP SIX essay   ... new life.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Here their powerful instinct to live can cooperate fully with their Creator's desire to give them new life.


54.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... new life.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life.


55.
View STEP TEN essay   ... new life.   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
As we work the first nine Steps, we prepare ourselves for the adventure of a new life.


56.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... new life has been given us or, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
A new life has been given us or, if you prefer, "a design for living" that really works.


57.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new life that he talks or thinks ...   BB The Family Afterward, pp.125-126  
He may either plunge into a frantic attempt to get on his feet in business, or he may be so enthralled by his new life that he talks or thinks of little else.


58.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... new light had entered the dark world ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
By late 1937, the number of members having substantial sobriety time behind them was sufficient to convince the membership that a new light had entered the dark world of the alcoholic.


59.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new man and in their own way ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
In time they will see that he is a new man and in their own way they will let him know it.


60.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... new man and watch his hope rise ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship.


61.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... new man and woman came to A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Many a new man and woman came to A.A. because of such conversations.


62.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... new man in the hospital and visit ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They were willing, by day or night, to place a new man in the hospital and visit him afterward.


63.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... new man is anxious to proceed at ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Sometimes a new man is anxious to proceed at once, and you may be tempted to let him do so.


64.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... new man must walk day by day ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
Both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress.


65.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... new meaning.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Life will take on new meaning.


66.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... new millennium.   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
This fourth edition of "Alcoholics Anonymous" came off press in November 2001, at the start of a new millennium.


67.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... new miracle of control would enable us ...   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
There was an insistent yearning to enjoy life as we once did and a heartbreaking obsession that some new miracle of control would enable us to do it.


68.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... new mistakes as we go along.   BB Into Action, p.84  
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along.


69.
View FOREWORD   ... new movement, giving it unstinted support and ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
Clergymen and doctors alike rallied to the new movement, giving it unstinted support and endorsement.


70.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new mysteries, joys, and experiences of which ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.109-110  
His own character may still be gravely defective, but he somehow knows that God has enabled him to make a mighty beginning, and he senses that he stands at the edge of new mysteries, joys, and experiences of which he had never even dreamed.


71.
View STEP TWO essay   ... new one.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
And so it is: the beginning of the end of his old life, and the beginning of his emergence into a new one.


72.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... new ones.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We are like men who have lost their legs; they never grow new ones.


73.
View PREFACE   ... new ones have been added, and eleven ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
Six of the stories in Part II have been carried over, eleven new ones have been added, and eleven taken out.


74.
View PREFACE   ... new ones were added.   BB Preface, p.xii  
In Part III ("They Lost Nearly All"), eight stories were retained; five new ones were added.


75.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... new order of things, were the essential ...   BB Bill's Story, pp.13-14  
Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.


76.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new outlook was, we learned, something especially ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
This new outlook was, we learned, something especially necessary to us alcoholics.


77.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... new people might bring their problems.   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Aside from fellowship and sociability, the prime object was to provide a time and place where new people might bring their problems.


78.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new perspective, new victory over hurt pride ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Husbands and wives have sometimes been obliged to separate for a time until new perspective, new victory over hurt pride could be rewon.


79.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... new perspective was unbelievably painful.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For us, the process of gaining a new perspective was unbelievably painful.


80.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... new phase of its pioneering time.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The flying-blind period ended and A.A. entered a new phase of its pioneering time.


81.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... new power flow in, as we enjoyed ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.


82.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... new power, peace, happiness, and sense of ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them.


83.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... new principles by which he is living, ...   BB Working With Others, p.98  
When your prospect has made such reparation as he can to his family, and has thoroughly explained to them the new principles by which he is living, he should proceed to put those principles into action at home.


84.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... new prospect that he is a man ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


85.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   New prospects could find us only through ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
New prospects could find us only through a few trusted friends.


86.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new purpose and devotion to the religion ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
And can we bring new purpose and devotion to the religion of our choice?


87.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new purpose and meaning, to see whole ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


88.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... new relationship with my Creator; that I ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
My friend promised when these things were done I would enter upon a new relationship with my Creator; that I would have the elements of a way of living which answered all my problems.


89.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... new relationship with our Creator, and to ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path.


90.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... new resources of courage were uncovered, and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
He will also report that out of every season of grief or suffering, when the hand of God seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons for living were learned, new resources of courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God does "move in a mysterious way His wonders to perform."


91.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... new road we are walking.   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
Then we learn, often to our consternation, that this is only the first milestone on the new road we are walking.


92.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... new sense of power and direction, provided ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


93.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new sense of responsibility for others.   BB To Wives, p.119  
Both of you will awaken to a new sense of responsibility for others.


94.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... new set of conceptions and motives begin ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.


95.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... new soil.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
His roots grasped a new soil.


96.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new soil, but growth has only begun.   BB To Wives, p.117  
Seed has started to sprout in a new soil, but growth has only begun.


97.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... new spiritual advance!   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Why, we thought, our Society of Alcoholics Anonymous might prove to be the spearhead of a new spiritual advance!


98.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... new state of consciousness and being.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being.


99.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new status beyond the shadow of a ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt.


100.
View PREFACE   ... new stories; eight were removed (in addition ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
Part III now includes twelve new stories; eight were removed (in addition to the two that were transferred to Part I).


101.
View PREFACE   ... new stories were added.   BB Preface, p.xii  
Nine of the stories in Part II ("They Stopped in Time") were carried over from the second edition; eight new stories were added.


102.
View PREFACE   ... new stories were added; and the story ...   BB Preface, pp.xi-xii  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


103.
View PREFACE   ... new story has been added to Part ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
One new story has been added to Part I, and two that originally appeared in Part III have been repositioned there; six stories have been deleted.


104.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... new structure of affection to pieces once ...   BB To Wives, p.107  
For a while they would be their old sweet selves, only to dash the new structure of affection to pieces once more.


105.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new structures will take years to complete.   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Though old buildings will eventually be replaced by finer ones, the new structures will take years to complete.


106.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... new tack because here and there members ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We took this violent new tack because here and there members had tried to make money out of their A.A. connections, and we feared we'd be exploited.


107.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... new therapy based on the kinship of ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


108.
View PREFACE   ... new titles; thirty completely new stories were ...   BB Preface, pp.xi-xii  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


109.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new treasure to himself.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
For a time he may try to hug the new treasure to himself.


110.
View STEP SIX essay   ... new venture into open-mindedness.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
If we would gain any real advantage in the use of this Step on problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.


111.
View PREFACE   ... new versions of two stories were written, ...   BB Preface, pp.xi-xii  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


112.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new victory over hurt pride could be ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Husbands and wives have sometimes been obliged to separate for a time until new perspective, new victory over hurt pride could be rewon.


113.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... new vision, action, and grace to bear ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.


114.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... new way of life.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
The wife should fully understand his new way of life.


115.
View STEP NINE essay   ... new way of life and have begun, ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


116.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... new way of life to his employer ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
As he gained confidence, he felt it right to explain his new way of life to his employer and business associates.


117.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new way of living.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We think that such a view is self-centered and in direct conflict with the new way of living.


118.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... new way of living and thinking.   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
This may hang on for months, long after their mother has accepted dad's new way of living and thinking.


119.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... new which does?   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Is not our age characterized by the ease with which we discard old ideas for new, by the complete readiness with which we throw away the theory or gadget which does not work for something new which does?


120.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... new world came into view.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
A new world came into view.


121.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... New York.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
When I need a mental uplift, I often think of another case brought in by a physician prominent in New York.


122.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... New York.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
They are the custodians of our A.A. Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. contributions by which we maintain our A.A. General Service Office at New York.


123.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... New York.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
"One day I was doing a Twelfth Step job at a hospital in New York.


124.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... New York.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
He explains that when Jack Alexander's Saturday Evening Post piece broke in 1941, thousands of frantic letters from distraught alcoholics and their families hit the Foundation(*) letterbox in New York.


125.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... New York.   12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
They are the custodians of our A.A. Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. contributions by which we maintain our A.A. General Service Office at New York.


126.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... New York's A.A. headquarters, asking, "Is there ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Straightway he appeared at New York's A.A. headquarters, asking, "Is there anything in our tradition that suggests I shouldn't take a job like this one?


127.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... New York, and of finding a friendly ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
I have a shadowy recollection of being in an airplane bound for New York, and of finding a friendly taxicab driver at the landing field instead of my wife.


128.
View FOREWORD   ... New York, and the third at Cleveland.   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
After three years of trial and error in selecting the most workable tenets upon which the Society could be based, and after a large amount of failure in getting alcoholics to recover, three successful groups emerged -- the first at Akron, the second at New York, and the third at Cleveland.


129.
View FOREWORD   ... New York broker.   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 at Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between a well-known surgeon and a New York broker.


130.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... New York by express were looked upon ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
Men who had liquor shipped in from Boston or New York by express were looked upon with great distrust and disfavor by most of the good townspeople.


131.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... New York in that condition.   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
It was years since I could remember his coming to New York in that condition.


132.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... New York in the fall of 1935, ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
When the broker returned to New York in the fall of 1935, the first A.A. group had actually been formed, though no one realized it at the time.


133.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... New York, NY 10163.   BB A Vision For You (Note), p.164  
(*) Alcoholics Anonymous will be glad to hear from you. Address P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163.


134.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... New York, NY 10163, under the title ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
(This address is now available in pamphlet form at nominal cost through most A.A. groups or from Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, under the title "Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the Illness.")


135.
View FOREWORD   ... New York, NY 10163. U.S.A.)   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
(A.A.'s General Service Office may be reached by writing: Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. U.S.A.)


136.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... New York, NY 10163, USA, will receive ...   BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
If you cannot find A.A. in your locality, visit our Web site: www.aa.org; or a letter addressed to Alcoholics Anonymous, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, USA, will receive a prompt reply from this world center, referring you to the nearest A.A. group.


137.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... New York office which meanwhile had been ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
This brought a rush of 800 frantic inquiries into the little New York office which meanwhile had been established.


138.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... New York's old 24th Street Clubhouse.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
"The meeting that night was at New York's old 24th Street Clubhouse.


139.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... New York specialist in alcoholism who is ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
He had also been greatly helped by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, a New York specialist in alcoholism who is now accounted no less than a medical saint by A.A. members, and whose story of the early days of our Society appears in the next pages.


140.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... New York stock exchange.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
Abruptly in October 1929 hell broke loose on the New York stock exchange.


141.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... New York stockbroker and an Akron physician.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
The spark that was to flare into the first A.A. group was struck at Akron, Ohio, in June 1935, during a talk between a New York stockbroker and an Akron physician.


142.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... New York, to be followed in 1937 ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
A second small group promptly took shape at New York, to be followed in 1937 with the start of a third at Cleveland.


143.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... New York, USA, Alcoholics Anonymous maintains its ...   BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
At New York, USA, Alcoholics Anonymous maintains its international service center.


144.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... New York, wanting to know about this ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
They wrote the Foundation(*), A.A.'s headquarters in New York, wanting to know about this sort of streamlining.


145.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... New York where a paper on A.A. ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Following are excerpts from the comments of doctors present at the annual meeting(*) of the Medical Society of the State of New York where a paper on A.A. was read:


146.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... New York who were trying to form ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Besides these, there were scattered alcoholics who had picked up the basic ideas in Akron or New York who were trying to form groups in other cities.


147.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... New York would be an exception.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
You might think A.A.'s headquarters in New York would be an exception.


148.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, ...   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic.


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