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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 A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... newcomer.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Seeing much of each other, scarce an evening passed that someone's home did not shelter a little gathering of men and women, happy in their release, and constantly thinking how they might present their discovery to some newcomer.


2.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... newcomer.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
This, too, is a puzzler for every friend and newcomer.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... newcomer and in following his case afterward.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Their services are often indispensable in treating a newcomer and in following his case afterward.


4.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... newcomer appeared at one of these groups, ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
A newcomer appeared at one of these groups, knocked on the door and asked to be let in.


5.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... newcomer are aware of the difference long ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Quite often friends of the newcomer are aware of the difference long before he is himself.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... newcomer can fearlessly, rather than fearfully, look ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
As soon as he begins to be more objective, the newcomer can fearlessly, rather than fearfully, look at his own defects.


7.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... newcomer, every friend who looks at A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Every newcomer, every friend who looks at A.A. for the first time is greatly puzzled.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... newcomer's family how that was accomplished.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
If you have been successful in solving your own domestic problems, tell the newcomer's family how that was accomplished.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... newcomer's fate hung in the balance.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
So went the discussion while the newcomer's fate hung in the balance.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... newcomer feels sure A.A. is the only ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Any willing newcomer feels sure A.A. is the only safe harbor for the foundering vessel he has become.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... newcomer has probably arrived at the following ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... newcomer has some assets which can be ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
The sponsor probably points out that the newcomer has some assets which can be noted along with his liabilities.


13.
View STEP TWO essay   ... newcomer, "I know you're telling me the ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
"Well," says the newcomer, "I know you're telling me the truth.


14.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and ...  12&12 Step Seven, pp.72-73  
Every newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes for himself, that his humble admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his first step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.


15.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... newcomer in no way depends upon his ...  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.150-151  
The unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to, the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on any special individual skills.


16.
View CONTENTS   ... newcomer is a gift from God... passing ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), pp.10-11  
The ability of each A.A. to identify himself with and bring recovery to the newcomer is a gift from God... passing on this gift to others is our one aim.


17.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... newcomer, it can have a very bad ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
When an A.A. talks for money, whether at a meeting or to a single newcomer, it can have a very bad effect on him, too.


18.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... newcomer plunged into Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Overjoyed, the newcomer plunged into Twelfth Step work.


19.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... newcomer that more is being asked of ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
So when A.A. suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do.


20.
View STEP TWO essay   ... newcomer thinks, is just about the last ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
This, the newcomer thinks, is just about the last straw.


21.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... newcomer to decide himself whether he was ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did we leave it to each newcomer to decide himself whether he was an alcoholic and whether he should join us?


22.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... newcomer wanted his family to know immediately ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
As a rule, the average newcomer wanted his family to know immediately what he was trying to do.


23.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... newcomer who sat next to me.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
"I heard all this quite plainly, as I was piously trying to convert a newcomer who sat next to me.


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