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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... outside.   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
Much moved, I wandered outside.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... "outside" A.A.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The considerations are equally true and important for the A.A.'s who marry "outside" A.A.


3.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... outside A.A. -- and medically supervised.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
But hospitals, as well as other places of recuperation, ought to be well outside A.A. -- and medically supervised.


4.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... outside A.A. -- and medically supervised.   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
But hospitals, as well as other places of recuperation, ought to be well outside A.A. -- and medically supervised.


5.
View FOREWORD   ... outside A.A. itself.   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Though the essays which follow were written mainly for members, it is thought by many of A.A.'s friends that these pieces might arouse interest and find application outside A.A. itself.


6.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... outside agencies dealing with the alcohol problem.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
No individuals have been more buffeted by such emotional gusts than those A.A.'s bold enough to accept employment with outside agencies dealing with the alcohol problem.


7.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


8.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts ...   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.190  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


9.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... outside contributions.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Seven -- Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.


10.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... outside contributions."   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
"Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions."


11.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
10. No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


12.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, ...   12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
Ten -- No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


13.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... outside donations weren't declined, absolutely cut off, ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
If outside donations weren't declined, absolutely cut off, then the Foundation would one day become rich.


14.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Six -- An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.


15.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
"An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose."


16.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... outside have to be maintained.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Right contacts with the world outside have to be maintained.


17.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... outside help.   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, psychiatrist: "As a psychiatrist, I have thought a great deal about the relationship of my specialty to A.A. and I have come to the conclusion that our particular function can very often lie in preparing the way for the patient to accept any sort of treatment or outside help.


18.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... outside help if we were surely to ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
We'd have to have outside help if we were surely to know and admit the truth about ourselves -- the help of God and another human being.


19.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... outside interference in our affairs.   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.


20.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Ten -- Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.


21.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
"Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


22.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.179  
Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


23.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... outside of A.A. -- for example, your clergyman ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
This individual may be entirely outside of A.A. -- for example, your clergyman or your doctor.


24.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... outside of A.A., the loss of confidence ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
When such stories got into circulation outside of A.A., the loss of confidence in our anonymity promise was severe.


25.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... outside our synthetic knowledge.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
What with our ultra-modern standards, our scientific approach to everything, we are perhaps not well equipped to apply the powers of good that lie outside our synthetic knowledge.


26.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... outside sources, its trustees might be tempted ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Whoever pays the piper is apt to call the tune, and if the A.A. Foundation obtained money from outside sources, its trustees might be tempted to run things without reference to the wishes of A.A. as a whole.


27.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... outside the family present the book.   BB To Wives, p.113  
In some cases it may be better to let someone outside the family present the book.


28.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... outside the scope of this book.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
The classification of alcoholics seems most difficult, and in much detail is outside the scope of this book.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... outside we are partners in a common ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


30.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... outside world.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Drinking isolates most homes from the outside world.


31.
View STEP TEN essay   ... outside world where we can quiet down ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Many of us also like the experience of an occasional retreat from the outside world where we can quiet down for an undisturbed day or so of self-overhaul and meditation.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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