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


2.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... old acquaintance stuck a tousled and aching ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
Just then an old acquaintance stuck a tousled and aching head in the door.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... old affair and angrily cast its ashes ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Then, under one provocation or another, the aggrieved one would unearth the old affair and angrily cast its ashes about.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... old affair, he was afraid it would ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
If he opened that old affair, he was afraid it would destroy the reputation of his partner, disgrace his family and take away his means of livelihood.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... old age?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
How could we ever take care of those awful debts, possess a decent home, educate the kids, and set something by for old age?


6.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... old, an event occurred demonstrating this principle.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
When A.A. was only three years old, an event occurred demonstrating this principle.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... old as man himself.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... old attitudes toward our instincts need to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
And as we grow spiritually, we find that our old attitudes toward our instincts need to undergo drastic revisions.


9.
View FOREWORD   ... old, baffling malady, alcoholism.   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of more than one hundred thousand(*) alcoholic men and women who are banded together to solve their common problems and to help fellow sufferers in recovery from that age-old, baffling malady, alcoholism.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... old block.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
But now we see ourselves as chips off the same old block.


11.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... old boy was on fire all right.   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Yes, the old boy was on fire all right.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... old buildings will eventually be replaced by ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Though old buildings will eventually be replaced by finer ones, the new structures will take years to complete.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... old business associates remained skeptical for a ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
It was fortunate, for my old business associates remained skeptical for a year and a half, during which I found little work.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... old can container, and even the ash ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I also made use of old trunks and chests, the old can container, and even the ash container.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... old days.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Why sit with a long face in places where there is drinking, sighing about the good old days.


16.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... old days will soon be back, they ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
The good old days will soon be back, they think.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... old fierce determination to win came back.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
As I drank, the old fierce determination to win came back.


18.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... old financial statement.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Charlie fished in his desk and came up with an old financial statement.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... old folks were right after all."   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
I guess the old folks were right after all."


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... old game again, for he isn't happy ...   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
He will presently try the old game again, for he isn't happy about his sobriety.


21.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... old habits which had wound up so ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I drank with moderation at first, but it took me only a relatively short time to drift back into the old habits which had wound up so disastrously before.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... old hospital in despair.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
Many times I have gone to my old hospital in despair.


23.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... old ideas and the result was nil ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... old ideas for new, by the complete ...   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?


25.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... old, insidious insanity -- that first drink.   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Again it was the old, insidious insanity -- that first drink.


26.
View STEP TWO essay   ... old life, and the beginning of his ...   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.


27.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... old life to find one much better.   BB To Wives, p.120  
You will lose the old life to find one much better.


28.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... old manner of life was by no ...   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.


29.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... old pangs of anxious apartness.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
But we soon discovered that while we weren't alone any more in a social sense, we still suffered many of the old pangs of anxious apartness.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... old perplexities, but our own experience does ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
We A.A.'s cannot pretend to offer full answers to age-old perplexities, but our own experience does provide certain answers that work for us.


31.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... old pleasures were gone.   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
The old pleasures were gone.


32.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... old prejudice.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Despite the living example of my friend there remained in me the vestiges of my old prejudice.


33.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... old problems will still be with you.   BB To Wives, p.117  
Many of the old problems will still be with you.


34.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... old public health and social problem, alcoholism ...   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."


35.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... old relationship is to be resumed it ...   BB Working With Others, p.99  
If their old relationship is to be resumed it must be on a better basis, since the former did not work.


36.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... old riddle of alcoholism, He can solve ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
If God can solve the age-old riddle of alcoholism, He can solve your problems too.


37.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... old school friend asked if he might ...   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
The cheery voice of an old school friend asked if he might come over.


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... old scrapes, helping to settle family differences, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Cleaning up old scrapes, helping to settle family differences, explaining the disinherited son to his irate parents, lending money and securing jobs for each other, when justified -- these are everyday occurrences.


39.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... old, some perhaps forgotten, and some still ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
This reopening of emotional wounds, some old, some perhaps forgotten, and some still painfully festering, will at first look like a purposeless and pointless piece of surgery.


40.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... old story and airplane travel was in ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Only thirty years later the conquest of the air was almost an old story and airplane travel was in full swing.


41.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... old sweet selves, only to dash the ...   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.


42.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... old threadbare idea that this time we ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
If these thoughts occur, they are hazy and readily supplanted with the old threadbare idea that this time we shall handle ourselves like other people.


43.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... old tombstone:   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
My attention was caught by a doggerel on an old tombstone:


44.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... old trunks and chests, the old can ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I also made use of old trunks and chests, the old can container, and even the ash container.


45.
View STEP TEN essay   ... old ways, for these disciplines are not ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
We need not be discouraged when we fall into the error of our old ways, for these disciplines are not easy.


46.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... old Winchester Cathedral came back again.   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
That war-time day in old Winchester Cathedral came back again.


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