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1.
View PREFACE   ... now.  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.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... now.  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
No -- not now.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... now.  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
But that was over now.


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... now.  BB Bill's Story, p.16  
We have it with us right here and now.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... now.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
My old manner of life was by no means a bad one, but I would not exchange its best moments for the worst I have now.


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... now.  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
His story is so interesting that some of it should be told now.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... now.  BB How It Works, p.58  
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... now!  BB How It Works, p.59  
May you find Him now!


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... now.  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... now.  BB To Employers, p.137  
Here were three exceptional men lost to this world because I did not understand alcoholism as I do now.


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now?  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
After all, had he not been sober six months now?


12.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now.  BB A Vision For You, pp.156-157  
The use of spiritual principles in such cases was not so well understood as it is now.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now.  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
I was once, but I'm a nobody now.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... now.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Second, to get sober and to stay sober, you don't have to swallow all of Step Two right now.


15.
View STEP TWO essay   ... now.  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
I can't say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now.


16.
View STEP TEN essay   ... now.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
It requires an admission and correction of errors now.


17.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... now.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
"Maybe this sounds comical now.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... now a most effective member of Alcoholics ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Though he is now a most effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes and drinks coffee, but neither his wife nor anyone else stands in judgment.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Now about health: A body badly burned ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Now about health: A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Now about sex.  BB How It Works, p.68  
Now about sex.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... now about the man who first uttered ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
We'll think now about the man who first uttered the prayer.


22.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... now about to ask forgiveness for ourselves, ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
If we are now about to ask forgiveness for ourselves, why shouldn't we start out by forgiving them, one and all?


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now accept and adjust to either without ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride?


24.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... now accounted no less than a medical ...  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.


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... now among our members.  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Many who once were in this class are now among our members.


26.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... now, and a further look at what ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
It ought to be followed by a good look at where we stand now, and a further look at what might happen in our lives were we able to move closer to the ideal we have been trying to glimpse.


27.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... now, and it would -- if only you'd ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
It should be doing just as well now, and it would -- if only you'd help me.


28.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... now and then?  BB To Employers, p.142  
If he says yes, does he really mean it, or down inside does he think he is fooling you, and that after rest and treatment he will be able to get away with a few drinks now and then?


29.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Now and then a serious drinker, being ...  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Now and then a serious drinker, being dry at the moment says, "I don't miss it at all. Feel better. Work better. Having a better time."


30.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   Now and then, A.A. members have bought ...  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.


31.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... now and then and he is as ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxii  
I see him now and then and he is as fine a specimen of manhood as one could wish to meet.


32.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... now and then, began to evaporate.  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
The notion that we would still live our own lives, God helping a little now and then, began to evaporate.


33.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   Now and then, grateful benefactors had endowed ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Now and then, grateful benefactors had endowed clubhouses, and as a result there was sometimes outside interference in our affairs.


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Now and then the family will be ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Now and then the family will be plagued by spectres from the past, for the drinking career of almost every alcoholic has been marked by escapades, funny, humiliating, shameful or tragic.


35.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Now and then we may be granted ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Now and then we may be granted a glimpse of that ultimate reality which is God's kingdom.


36.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... now at Step Three.  BB How It Works, p.63  
We were now at Step Three.


37.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... now available in pamphlet form at nominal ...  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.")


38.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... now backing education -- liquor trade association style.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
It would be bound to appear that A.A. was now backing education -- liquor trade association style.


39.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... now be so sure that we weren't ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
If all our lives we had more or less fooled ourselves, how could we now be so sure that we weren't still self-deceived?


40.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... now be yours.  BB To Wives, p.119  
You feel he should now be yours.


41.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... now, because if I did not drink ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I was between Scylla and Charybdis now, because if I did not drink my stomach tortured me, and if I did my nerves did the same thing.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now become able to do, feel, and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not do before on his unaided strength and resources alone.


43.
View FOREWORD   ... now become possible.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
This established identification with alcoholic readers and proved to them that the virtually impossible had now become possible.


44.
View STEP ONE essay   ... now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds us ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds us of all self-sufficiency and all will to resist its demands.


45.
View STEP THREE essay   ... now becomes just how and by what ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Therefore our problem now becomes just how and by what specific means shall we be able to let Him in?


46.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... now began to be called Alcoholics Anonymous, ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The fledgling society, which had been nameless, now began to be called Alcoholics Anonymous, from the title of its own book.


47.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Where humility had formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which can give us serenity.


48.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... now being harnessed promise such a quantity ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
The immense resources now being harnessed promise such a quantity of material blessings that many have come to believe that a man-made millennium lies just ahead.


49.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... now believe, or am I even willing ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
"Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?"


50.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... now beset the group.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Growing pains now beset the group.


51.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... 'Now boys, please go heavier on the ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
He concluded his remarks by saying, 'Now boys, please go heavier on the hat tonight, will you?'


52.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now clamored for material security.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Financial importance was no longer our principal aim; we now clamored for material security.


53.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... now clearly see that we have been ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.


54.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now come to a close.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
These little studies of A.A.'s Twelve Steps now come to a close.


55.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Now comes the biggest question yet.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Now comes the biggest question yet.


56.
View TRADITION TWO essay   Now comes the election.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Now comes the election.


57.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... now commence to ransack memory for the ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Having carefully surveyed this whole area of human relations, and having decided exactly what personality traits in us injured and disturbed others, we can now commence to ransack memory for the people to whom we have given offense.


58.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... now conceive the psychiatrist's job to be ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
I now conceive the psychiatrist's job to be the task of breaking down the patient's inner resistance so that which is inside him will flower, as under the activity of the A.A. program."


59.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   "Now," concludes the oldtimer, "suppose I'd been ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"Now," concludes the oldtimer, "suppose I'd been obliged to talk to this man on religious grounds?


60.
View STEP TWO essay   ... now declare that none but a Higher ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Having reduced us to a state of absolute helplessness, you now declare that none but a Higher Power can remove our obsession.


61.
View STEP THREE essay   ... now depend upon Somebody or Something else.  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Surely he must now depend upon Somebody or Something else.


62.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now do for some stricken acquaintance and ...  BB A Vision For You, pp.160-161  
He and his wife would leave elated by the thought of what they could now do for some stricken acquaintance and his family.


63.
View TRADITION THREE essay   "Now do tell!  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
"Now do tell!


64.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... now endeavoring to be helpful to him.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
Outline the program of action, explaining how you made a self-appraisal, how you straightened out your past and why you are now endeavoring to be helpful to him.


65.
View FOREWORD   ... now enters maturity, it has begun to ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
As A.A. now enters maturity, it has begun to reach into forty foreign lands.(*)


66.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now felt they had to give to ...  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
So, you see, there were three alcoholics in that town, who now felt they had to give to others what they had found, or be sunk.


67.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now fully understanding how much he himself ...  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.


68.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... now go back to husband number one.  BB To Wives, p.110  
Let's now go back to husband number one.


69.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... now going on.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Alcohol being no respecter of persons, we are an accurate cross section of America, and in distant lands, the same democratic evening-up process is now going on.


70.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... now growing up among them.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We feel, after many years of experience, that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them.


71.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... now has a group, and he is ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
He visits preachers, doctors, editors, policemen, and bartenders ... with the result that Middletown now has a group, and he is the founder.


72.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... now has a so-called rotating committee, very ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
In either case, the group now has a so-called rotating committee, very sharply limited in its authority.


73.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... now has been rated as a saint.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
Its author was a man who for several hundred years now has been rated as a saint.


74.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... now he has become a superior person ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Dad may feel that for years his drinking has placed him on the wrong side of every argument, but that now he has become a superior person with God on his side.


75.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... now, he reflects that he may not ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
Alone now, he reflects that he may not be able to stay sober, or even alive, unless he passes on to other alcoholics what was so freely given him.


76.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... now, I fared forth in high hope.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Understanding myself now, I fared forth in high hope.


77.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   'Now I get it!  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
'Now I get it!


78.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Now I had what it takes!  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
Now I had what it takes!


79.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... now, I suspected, a little cracked about ...  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
So that was it -- last summer an alcoholic crackpot; now, I suspected, a little cracked about religion.


80.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Now I was to plunge into the ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
Now I was to plunge into the dark, joining that endless procession of sots who had gone on before.


81.
View STEP THREE essay   Now if this is not turning one's ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Now if this is not turning one's will and life over to a newfound Providence, then what is it?


82.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
To those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between misery and sobriety, and often the difference between life and death.


83.
View PREFACE   ... now includes twelve new stories; eight were ...  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).


84.
View STEP SIX essay   ... now is that we exult in some ...  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
What we must recognize now is that we exult in some of our defects.


85.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... now is to be at the place ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others, so never hesitate to go anywhere if you can be helpful.


86.
View STEP THREE essay   ... now it appears that there are certain ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
But now it appears that there are certain things which only the individual can do.


87.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... now joined.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
But that in itself would never have held us together as we are now joined.


88.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... now know more about alcoholism.  BB To Employers, p.141  
You now know more about alcoholism.


89.
View STEP FOUR essay   Now let's ponder the need for a ...  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Now let's ponder the need for a list of the more glaring personality defects all of us have in varying degrees.


90.
View STEP TWO essay   Now let's take the guy full of ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Now let's take the guy full of faith, but still reeking of alcohol.


91.
View STEP THREE essay   ... now made more acute because he cannot ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He relies upon the assurance that his many troubles, now made more acute because he cannot use alcohol to kill the pain, can be solved, too.


92.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... now make up more than one-fourth of ...  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.


93.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now means a great deal to his ...  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
As we shall see, he now means a great deal to his community, and the major liabilities of thirty years of hard drinking have been repaired in four.


94.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... now measure up to that cherished vision.  BB To Wives, p.118  
It is the most natural thing in the world, once his liquor problem is solved, to feel that he will now measure up to that cherished vision.


95.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... now on a different basis; the basis ...  BB How It Works, p.68  
For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God.


96.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... now ought to be willing to try ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


97.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... now, our lives have been largely devoted ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Until now, our lives have been largely devoted to running from pain and problems.


98.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... now overwhelmed us, especially when we remembered ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
But the prospect of actually visiting or even writing the people concerned now overwhelmed us, especially when we remembered in what poor favor we stood with most of them.


99.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... now propose bothers us an awful lot ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
But I think I speak for everyone here when I say that what you now propose bothers us an awful lot more.'


100.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... now ready to let God remove from ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable?


101.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... now recognized, our defects were still there.  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Though now recognized, our defects were still there.


102.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... now remembered what my alcoholic friends had ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
I now remembered what my alcoholic friends had told me, how they prophesied that if I had an alcoholic mind, the time and place would come -- I would drink again.


103.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... now remove from me every single defect ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.


104.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... now reread this prayer several times very ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
As beginners in meditation, we might now reread this prayer several times very slowly, savoring every word and trying to take in the deep meaning of each phrase and idea.


105.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... now restored as citizens of the world, ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Nor does it mean that the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, now restored as citizens of the world, are going to back away from their individual responsibilities to act as they see the right upon issues of our time.


106.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now returned home, leaving behind his first ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
He now returned home, leaving behind his first acquaintance, the lawyer and the devil-may-care chap.


107.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... now ruined or damaged.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
But the head of the house has spent years in pulling down the structures of business, romance, friendship, health -- these things are now ruined or damaged.


108.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now see and accept actual reality.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
He's still ambitious, but not absurdly so, because he can now see and accept actual reality.


109.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... now see it, being very careful not ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
We ought to sit down with the family and frankly analyze the past as we now see it, being very careful not to criticize them.


110.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now see scores of members.  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Then, in this eastern city, there are informal meetings such as we have described to you, where you may now see scores of members.


111.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... now see that when we began to ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
We now see that when we began to drink deliberately, instead of casually, there was little serious or effective thought during the period of premeditation of what the terrific consequences might be.


112.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... now seen in Tradition Three, was simplicity ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
The answer, now seen in Tradition Three, was simplicity itself.


113.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... now sees many men who have such ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
The good doctor now sees many men who have such experiences.


114.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... now shows any mark of dissipation.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Hardly one of our crowd now shows any mark of dissipation.


115.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... now -- sober -- paid our own way.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
They figured that it was high time we now -- sober -- paid our own way.


116.
View STEP TWO essay   ... now, still smarting from that admission, he ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
But now, still smarting from that admission, he is faced with something really impossible.


117.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... now take them all -- every one?  BB Into Action, p.76  
Can He now take them all -- every one?


118.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... now taking shape in Asia.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Some are just now taking shape in Asia.


119.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now tapped a source of power much ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
You forget that you have just now tapped a source of power much greater than yourself.


120.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... now that almost no A.A. in our ...  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.


121.
View TRADITION NINE essay   Now, that attitude is far removed from ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Now, that attitude is far removed from central government, isn't it?


122.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... now that God can remove whatever self-will ...  BB How It Works, p.71  
We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him.


123.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now that through you several families have ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Suppose now that through you several families have adopted this way of life.


124.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... now that we are sober?  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
If we were pretty nice people all along, except for our drinking, what need is there for a moral inventory now that we are sober?


125.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... now that we ought never to name ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is clear now that we ought never to name boards to govern us, but it is equally clear that we shall always need to authorize workers to serve us.


126.
View STEP TEN essay   Now that we're in A.A. and sober, ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Now that we're in A.A. and sober, and winning back the esteem of our friends and business associates, we find that we still need to exercise special vigilance.


127.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Now, the domestic problem: There may be ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Now, the domestic problem: There may be divorce, separation, or just strained relations.


128.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... now the General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Three (Note), p.140  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


129.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... now the General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Four (Note), p.148  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


130.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... now the General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Seven (Note), p.162  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


131.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... now the General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.168  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


132.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... now the General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Note), p.173  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


133.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... now the General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Eleven (Note), p.182  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


134.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... now the newcomer has probably arrived at ...  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.


135.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... now the same question raised in Tradition ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Comes now the same question raised in Tradition One.


136.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... now the time has come when he ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
To a degree, he has already done this when taking moral inventory, but now the time has come when he ought to redouble his efforts to see how many people he has hurt, and in what ways.


137.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... now the words "Of myself I am ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
But now the words "Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works" began to carry bright promise and meaning.


138.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Now these are about to be cast ...  BB Into Action, p.72  
Now these are about to be cast out.


139.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Now these are commonplace observations on drinkers ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Now these are commonplace observations on drinkers which we hear all the time.


140.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Now, this house will hardly accommodate its ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Now, this house will hardly accommodate its weekly visitors, for they number sixty or eighty as a rule.


141.
View STEP THREE essay   ... now, though, the chances are that he ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
By now, though, the chances are that he has become convinced that he has more problems than alcohol, and that some of these refuse to be solved by all the sheer personal determination and courage he can muster.


142.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... now time, the struggling groups thought, to ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
It was now time, the struggling groups thought, to place their message and unique experience before the world.


143.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... now upon the sea and ponder what ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us look now upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still unseen.


144.
View STEP THREE essay   ... now want to make a decision to ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


145.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now was a river which led to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The persistent use of meditation and prayer, we found, did open the channel so that where there had been a trickle, there now was a river which led to sure power and safe guidance from God as we were increasingly better able to understand Him.


146.
View STEP TWO essay   ... now was good enough for us.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
The here and now was good enough for us.


147.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... now we begin to have a spiritual ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience.


148.
View STEP TWO essay   Now we come to another kind of ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Now we come to another kind of problem: the intellectually self-sufficient man or woman.


149.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Now we go out to our fellows ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
Now we go out to our fellows and repair the damage done in the past.


150.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Now we need more action, without which ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
Now we need more action, without which we find that "Faith without works is dead."


151.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now we see ourselves as chips off ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
But now we see ourselves as chips off the same old block.


152.
View TO WIVES chapter   Now we try to put spiritual principles ...  BB To Wives, p.116  
Now we try to put spiritual principles to work in every department of our lives.


153.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... now we've got him strapped down tight.(*)  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
Understand he was once a well-known lawyer in town, but just now we've got him strapped down tight.(*)


154.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Now, what about the rest of the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
Now, what about the rest of the Twelfth Step?


155.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Now, what of prayer?  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Now, what of prayer?


156.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... now willing that you should have all ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.


157.
View STEP FOUR essay   Now willing to commence the search for ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Now willing to commence the search for his own defects, he will ask, "Just how do I go about this? How do I take inventory of myself?"


158.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... now willing to work hard at the ...  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.


159.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... now, with the help of God as ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Can we now, with the help of God as we understand Him, handle them as well and as bravely as our nonalcoholic friends often do?


160.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Now you are getting back into the ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Now you are getting back into the social life of this world.


161.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... now you are making your second visit ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
Suppose now you are making your second visit to a man.


162.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... now you know that he can stop ...  BB To Wives, p.116  
And now you know that he can stop if he will!


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