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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   ... part.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... part.  BB Into Action, p.78  
We have made our demonstration, done our part.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... part.  BB Into Action, p.85  
We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... part.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
As a matter of fact, I still do -- all except the worship part.


5.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... part: "Alcoholics Anonymous are no crusaders; not ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. W. W. Bauer, broadcasting under the auspices of The American Medical Association in 1946, over the NBC network, said, in part: "Alcoholics Anonymous are no crusaders; not a temperance society.


6.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... part and parcel of learning to work ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
They were just part and parcel of learning to work and live together.


7.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... part as follows:  BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
The citation reads in part as follows:


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... part employers might profitably take in salvaging ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
To me, this incident illustrates lack of understanding as to what really ails the alcoholic, and lack of knowledge as to what part employers might profitably take in salvaging their sick employees.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... part for many a day.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
That was the last honest manual labor on my part for many a day.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... part, he has made himself ready to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
What he has received is a free gift, and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it.


11.
View PREFACE   ... Part I).  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).


12.
View PREFACE   ... Part I, and two that originally appeared ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
One new story has been added to Part I, and two that originally appeared in Part III have been repositioned there; six stories have been deleted.


13.
View PREFACE   ... Part I ("Pioneers of A.A.") was left ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
In the third edition, Part I ("Pioneers of A.A.") was left unchanged.


14.
View PREFACE   ... Part II have been carried over, eleven ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
Six of the stories in Part II have been carried over, eleven new ones have been added, and eleven taken out.


15.
View PREFACE   ... Part II ("They Stopped in Time") were ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
Nine of the stories in Part II ("They Stopped in Time") were carried over from the second edition; eight new stories were added.


16.
View PREFACE   ... Part III have been repositioned there; six ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
One new story has been added to Part I, and two that originally appeared in Part III have been repositioned there; six stories have been deleted.


17.
View PREFACE   Part III now includes twelve new stories; ...  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).


18.
View PREFACE   ... Part III ("They Lost Nearly All"), eight ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
In Part III ("They Lost Nearly All"), eight stories were retained; five new ones were added.


19.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... part in bringing on my alcoholism.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
Unfortunately for me I was the only child, which perhaps engendered the selfishness which played such an important part in bringing on my alcoholism.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... part in my life.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
Drink was taking an important and exhilarating part in my life.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... part in the daily discussion without rancor ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
When this happens, they can be invited to join in morning meditation and then they can take part in the daily discussion without rancor or bias.


22.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... part in the new life.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


23.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... part in the weaving of a protective ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
As we lay aside these very human aspirations, we believe that each of us takes part in the weaving of a protective mantle which covers our whole Society and under which we may grow and work in unity.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... part in your own recovery.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to him plays a vital part in your own recovery.


25.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... part of a great whole.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
1. Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


26.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... part of a great whole.  12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
One -- Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


27.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... part of a great whole; that no ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Realization dawns that he is but a small part of a great whole; that no personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the Fellowship.


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists ...  12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
(*) In adapted form, the Steps are also used by Al-Anon Family Groups. Not a part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking). Its headquarters address is 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


29.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... part of Al-Anon.  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


30.
View STEP TEN essay   ... part of everyday living, rather than something ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
And at length our inventories become a regular part of everyday living, rather than something unusual or set apart.


31.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... part of his rehabilitation he commenced to ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others.


32.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... part of life at last, and in ...  BB Bill's Story, p.1  
I was part of life at last, and in the midst of the excitement I discovered liquor.


34.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... part of our day.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
A request for this fits in any part of our day.


35.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... part of our drinking behavior which our ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
Then, for good measure, we add dramatic descriptions of that part of our drinking behavior which our friends probably know about anyhow.


36.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... part of our make-up, just as much ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


37.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... part of Step Eleven which says: "...knowledge ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
And we think that the whole range of our needs is well defined by that part of Step Eleven which says: "...knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... part of Step Twelve.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
"Freely ye have received; freely give..." is the core of this part of Step Twelve.


39.
View STEP SIX essay   ... part of the answer to it is ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Nevertheless, at least a part of the answer to it is apparent to us.


40.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... part of the cause, what can I ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
And if the actions of others are part of the cause, what can I do about that?


41.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... part of the mind.  BB Into Action, p.87  
What used to be the hunch or the occasional inspiration gradually becomes a working part of the mind.


42.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... part of the picture.  BB To Employers, p.143  
If your man accepts your offer, it should be pointed out that physical treatment is but a small part of the picture.


43.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... part of the time.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Some drinkers have excuses with which they are satisfied part of the time.


44.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... part of the Twelfth where we "carry ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe we are doing fine on only two of them, the First Step and that part of the Twelfth where we "carry the message."


45.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... part of their daily work, and even ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement.


46.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... part of their own recovery, try to ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
You should be described to him as one of a fellowship who, as part of their own recovery, try to help others and who will be glad to talk to him if he cares to see you.


47.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... part of your education, for thus you ...  BB To Wives, p.117  
These work-outs should be regarded as part of your education, for thus you will be learning to live.


48.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... part of your story.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Perhaps, though, your relation to him is such that you would care to reveal only a part of your story.


49.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... part to guide his appointments or his ...  BB To Wives, p.120  
The slightest disposition on your part to guide his appointments or his affairs so he will not be tempted will be noticed.


50.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... part, we drank for oblivion.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
When we were frustrated, even in part, we drank for oblivion.


51.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... part, which, when completed, will mean that ...  BB Into Action, p.72  
This requires action on our part, which, when completed, will mean that we have admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our defects.


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