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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 TRADITION THREE essay   ... next?"   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
Our unspoken, constant thought was "Which of us may be the next?"


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... next alcoholic.   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.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... next alcoholic who comes along.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
We A.A.'s are active folk, enjoying the satisfactions of dealing with the realities of life, usually for the first time in our lives, and strenuously trying to help the next alcoholic who comes along.


4.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... next ask ourselves what we mean when ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
We might next ask ourselves what we mean when we say that we have "harmed" other people.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... next bender which, if an alcoholic, he ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
If he temporizes and still thinks he can ever drink again, even beer, he might as well be discharged after the next bender which, if an alcoholic, he is almost certain to have.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... next binge, ask him if he would ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
But after his next binge, ask him if he would really like to get over drinking for good.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... next calls saying he is sick, you ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
When his wife next calls saying he is sick, you might jump to the conclusion he is drunk.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Next came the expression of an aspiration ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Next came the expression of an aspiration and a hope for himself.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... next chapter is entirely devoted to Step ...   BB Into Action, p.88  
The next chapter is entirely devoted to Step Twelve.


10.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... next day.   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
With a certain satisfaction I reflected there was enough gin concealed about the house to carry me through that night and the next day.


11.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Next day found me drinking both gin ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Next day found me drinking both gin and sedative.


12.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Next day found the prospect more receptive.   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
Next day found the prospect more receptive.


13.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next day she called again.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
The next day she called again.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   Next day they would be themselves again ...   BB To Wives, p.106  
Next day they would be themselves again and we would forgive and try to forget.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Next day we would ask ourselves, in ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
Next day we would ask ourselves, in all earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... next debauch; the mother and father who ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
But for every man who drinks others are involved -- the wife who trembles in fear of the next debauch; the mother and father who see their son wasting away.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... next drink and the temporary comfort of ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
When our drinking had become much worse, money was only an urgent requirement which could supply us with the next drink and the temporary comfort of oblivion it brought.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... next drinking bout.   BB Working With Others, p.90  
They should wait for the end of his next drinking bout.


19.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... next election if they try this.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Every one of them may be promptly eliminated at the next election if they try this.


20.
View STEP SIX essay   ... next fellow, or even quite a lot ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Who, for example, doesn't like to feel just a little superior to the next fellow, or even quite a lot superior?


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... next few years fortune threw money and ...   BB Bill's Story, p.3  
For the next few years fortune threw money and applause my way.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next few years, I developed two distinct ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
During the next few years, I developed two distinct phobias.


23.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next forty years, except when circumstances made ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
This resolution I kept steadfastly for the next forty years, except when circumstances made it seem unwise to absent myself.


24.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... next function is to grow in understanding ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Next he can be assured that you ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
Next he can be assured that you do not intend to lecture, moralize, or condemn; that if this was done formerly, it was because of misunderstanding.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... next he stumbled.   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


27.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... next morning.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
I remember having several more that night and plenty next morning.


28.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next morning.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.179-180  
He came and got me home and to bed, gave me a few drinks that night, and one bottle of beer the next morning.


29.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... next morning are unforgettable.   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
The remorse, horror and hopelessness of the next morning are unforgettable.


30.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next morning better than most of my ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
I seemed to be able to snap back the next morning better than most of my fellow drinkers, who were cursed (or perhaps blessed) with a great deal of morning-after nausea.


31.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... next morning he searches madly for the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
Yet early next morning he searches madly for the bottle he misplaced the night before.


32.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Next morning I telephoned a friend in ...   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
Next morning I telephoned a friend in Montreal.


33.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next move was to take up the ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
My next move was to take up the study of medicine, entering one of the largest universities in the country.


34.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next night, I had to stay sober ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
My phobia for sleeplessness demanded that I get drunk every night, but in order to get more liquor for the next night, I had to stay sober during the day, at least up to four o'clock.


35.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... next occasion, still more demanding or gracious, ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
He becomes, on the next occasion, still more demanding or gracious, as the case may be.


36.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... next page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
On the next page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen in their so-called "short form" the form in general use today.


37.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... next pages.   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.


38.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... next problem will be to discover the ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Our next problem will be to discover the person in whom we are to confide.


39.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... next question: 'What are you getting out ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"His next question: 'What are you getting out of it?'


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... next spree.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Without realizing it we were just accumulating funds for the next spree.


41.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... next step is to be, that we ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.


42.
View STEP ONE essay   ... next sufferer?   12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who wants to sacrifice time and energy in trying to carry A.A.'s message to the next sufferer?


43.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


44.
View STEP TWO essay   ... next the plight of those who once ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Consider next the plight of those who once had faith, but have lost it.


45.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... next thought is that you should never ...   BB To Wives, p.111  
Our next thought is that you should never tell him what he must do about his drinking.


46.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next three years I spent in Boston, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
The next three years I spent in Boston, Chicago, and Montreal in the employ of a large manufacturing concern, selling railway supplies, gas engines of all sorts, and many other items of heavy hardware.


47.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... next time.   BB To Wives, p.109  
But when he gets over the spree, he begins to think once more how he can drink moderately next time.


48.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... next time, but I might as well ...   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
As the whisky rose to my head I told myself I would manage better next time, but I might as well get good and drunk then.


49.
View TO WIVES chapter   Next time you and he have a ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
Next time you and he have a heated discussion, no matter what the subject, it should be the privilege of either to smile and say, "This is getting serious.


50.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... 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.


51.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... next two and a half years, but ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
I gave the matter much time and study for the next two and a half years, but I still got tight every night nevertheless.


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Next, we decided that hereafter in this ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director.


53.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Next we launched out on a course ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted.


54.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... next we make a vigorous attempt to ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; and third, having thus cleaned away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our newfound knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations with every human being we know.


55.
View FOREWORD   ... next years alcoholics flocked to A.A. by ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
In the next years alcoholics flocked to A.A. by tens of thousands, largely as the result of excellent and continuous publicity freely given by magazines and newspapers throughout the world.


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